someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
relating to or connected to a religious mission
A person who travels attempting to spread a religion or a creed.
A religious messenger.
A common position for undertaking sexual intercourse.
one who is sent on a mission; especially, one sent to propagate religion
of or pertaining to missions; as, a missionary meeting; a missionary fund
Origin: [Cf. F. missionnaire. See Mission, n.]
A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to do evangelism or ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care and economic development. The word "mission" originates from 1598 when the Jesuits sent members abroad, derived from the Latin missionem, meaning "act of sending" or mittere, meaning "to send". The word was used in light of its biblical usage; in the Latin translation of the Bible, Christ uses the word when sending the disciples to preach in his name. The term is most commonly used for Christian missions, but can be used for any creed or ideology.
The numerical value of Missionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Missionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
Somebody set a trap for me, and I walked into it, they are accusing me of rebellion for the missionary trips and visits we have made to conflict zones distributing Bibles and radios.
Early this morning we received a report that Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State, Nigeria by several persons.
Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.
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- місіяне́рка, місіяне́рBelarusian
- missionerCatalan, Valencian
- Missionarsstellung, MissionarGerman
- misionera, misionario, misioneroSpanish
- teachdaireScottish Gaelic
- misszionárius, hittérítőHungarian
- 宣敎師, 선교사Korean
- misjonarz, misjonarkaPolish
- миссионе́рка, миссионе́рRussian
- misionar, мисионарSerbo-Croatian
- misyoner pozisyonu, misyonerTurkish
- місіоне́рка, місіоне́рUkrainian
- người truyền giáoVietnamese
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