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ˈmɪʃ əˌnɛr imis·sion·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. missionarynoun

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

  2. missionary, missioneradjective

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

  3. missionary, missionaladjective

    relating to or connected to a religious mission

Wiktionary

  1. missionarynoun

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

  2. missionarynoun

    A religious messenger.

  3. missionarynoun

    A common position for undertaking sexual intercourse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Missionary

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. missionnaire. See Mission, n.]

  2. Missionaryadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. missionnaire. See Mission, n.]

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  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.

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  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. Chung Sye-kyun:

    The government is planning to extend the current distancing levels and anti-virus standards as they are until the Lunar New Year holidays end, the third COVID-19 wave, which had temporarily slowed, is again threatening our daily lives following the group infections from the missionary institutes.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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.

  5. 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.

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