What does Missionary mean?

Definitions for Missionaryˈmɪʃ əˌnɛr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Missionary.

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Missionary

    Missionary means to send by God through the Religious Congregation to proclaim the Good News to the whole world, from one place to the other. Especially to the alien land. Make the people shine by being a Missionary

    be the salt of the earth and light to the world


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carl Jung:

    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.

  2. Russell Martin Stendal:

    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.

  3. Ngotlai Nohro:

    Mara reih he lei aw vei. Khazohpa eima theina hawhta chakao hai pi ta, missionary eima theina zydua ta chyh hai pi ta, MWC ta a theina hawhta Mara reih hmahpasiesa awpa ta ahria hai.

  4. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    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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