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Meaning of MISSIONARY

Pronunciation:  'mishu`neree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  2. [n]  someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
 

MISSIONARY is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: missioner
 
 See Also: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Albert Schweitzer, Apostle of the Gentiles, Apostle Paul, Buck, David Livingstone, instructor, Jacques Marquette, Junipero Serra, Livingstone, Marcus Whitman, Marquette, Miguel Jose Serra, Mother Teresa, Mother Theresa, Paul, Paul the Apostle, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, Pere Jacques Marquette, religionist, religious person, Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Paul, Saul, Saul of Tarsus, Schweitzer, Serra, St Paul, teacher, Teresa, Theresa, Whitman, Xavier

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mis"sion*ary\, n.; pl. {Missionaries}. [Cf. F.
    missionnaire. See {Mission}, n.]
    One who is sent on a mission; especially, one sent to
    propagate religion. --Swift.
    
    {Missionary apostolic}, a Roman Catholic missionary sent by
       commission from the pope.
    
    
  2. \Mis"sion*a*ry\, a.
    Of or pertaining to missions; as, a missionary meeting; a
    missionary fund.
    
    
 

 

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