What does Missionary mean?

Definitions for Missionaryˈmɪʃ əˌnɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. missionary(noun)

    someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program

  2. missionary, missioner(adj)

    someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country

  3. missionary, missional(adj)

    relating to or connected to a religious mission


  1. missionary(Noun)

    A person who travels attempting to spread a religion or a creed.

  2. missionary(Noun)

    A religious messenger.

  3. missionary(Noun)

    A common position for undertaking sexual intercourse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Missionary

    one who is sent on a mission; especially, one sent to propagate religion

  2. Missionary(adj)

    of or pertaining to missions; as, a missionary meeting; a missionary fund

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. missionnaire. See Mission, n.]


  1. Missionary

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Missionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Missionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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