What does missionary mean?

Definitions for missionary
ˈmɪʃ əˌnɛr imis·sion·ary

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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

Wiktionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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 is a religious group that performs various services in the field of education, social justice, health, economic development etc...

    He has gone outside for missionary work.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 12, 2019  

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Numerology

  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

Examples of missionary in a Sentence

  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. Logan Green:

    We're like cutthroat missionaries, i think people see the missionary aspect, or see that we care about taking care of people, and assume it means we'll be soft when it comes to competing.

  5. Marcelino Leonardo:

    I saw that you can be a missionary and you do n’t need a name tag, really, what is a missionary ? … It’s sharing with everyone that Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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