noun: In a church, a person appointed as a lay leader to a position below a pastor, priest, etc. verb tr.: 1. To present the best part of something. 2. To pack or arrange in a way so that the finest pieces (such as fruit) are visible. 3. To adulterate; to doctor; to falsify. 4. To kill a calf or another animal soon after birth. 5. To ordain as a deacon. 6. To read aloud lines of a verse before singing. verb intr.: To lie.