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mis·sion·ar·y

 (mĭsh′ə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. mis·sion·ar·ies
1. One who is sent on a mission, especially one sent to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country.
2. One who attempts to persuade or convert others to a particular program, doctrine, or set of principles; a propagandist.
adj.
1. Of or relating to missions or missionaries.
2. Engaged in the activities of a mission or missionary.
3. Tending to propagandize or use insistent persuasion: missionary fervor.

missionary

(ˈmɪʃənərɪ)
n, pl -aries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of a religious mission
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to missionaries: missionary work.
2. resulting from a desire to convert people to one's own beliefs: missionary zeal.

mis•sion•ar•y

(ˈmɪʃ əˌnɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies,
adj. n. Also, mis′sion•er.
1. a person sent by a church into an area to carry on religious or humanitarian work.
2. a person who attempts to persuade or convert others.
adj.
3. pertaining to religious missions.
4. characteristic of a missionary.
[1635–45; < New Latin missiōnārius. See mission, -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.missionary - someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or programmissionary - someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
instructor, teacher - a person whose occupation is teaching
Cyril, Saint Cyril, St. Cyril - Greek missionary; the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed to him (826-869)
2.missionary - someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign countrymissionary - someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
Adj.1.missionary - relating to or connected to a religious mission

missionary

noun evangelist, preacher, apostle, converter, propagandist, proselytizer He plays the part of a missionary who meets a woman of doubtful morals.

missionary

noun
A person doing religious or charitable work in a foreign country:
adjective
Of missionaries or their work:
Translations
مبشرمُبَشِّرٌمُرْسَل، مُبَشِّر ديني
misionář
missionær
lähetyssaarnaaja
misionar
misszionárius
trúboîi
宣教師
선교사
misijonar
missionär
หมอสอนศาสนา
người truyền giáo

missionary

[ˈmɪʃənrɪ]
A. N (Rel) → misionero/a m/f
B. CPD missionary position N (hum) → postura f del misionero
missionary society Nsociedad f misionera
missionary zeal Nfervor m apostólico

missionary

[ˈmɪʃənəri] nmissionnaire m/fmissionary position nposition f du missionnairemission control ncentre m de missionmission statement n [business, company] → déclaration f de mission

missionary

nMissionar(in) m(f)

missionary

[ˈmɪʃnrɪ] n (Rel) → missionario/a

mission

(ˈmiʃən) noun
1. a purpose for which a person or group of people is sent. His mission was to seek help.
2. the purpose for which (one feels) one was born. He regards it as his mission to help the cause of world peace.
3. a group of people sent to have political and/or business discussions. a Chinese trade mission.
4. a place where missionaries live.
5. a group of missionaries. a Catholic mission.
ˈmissionaryplural ˈmissionaries noun
a person who is sent to teach and spread a particular religion.

missionary

مُبَشِّرٌ misionář missionær Missionar ιεραποστόλος misionero lähetyssaarnaaja missionnaire misionar missionario 宣教師 선교사 missionaris misjonær misjonarz missionário миссионер missionär หมอสอนศาสนา misyoner người truyền giáo 传教士
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Besides, the missionary's hair-splitting objection had offended him; and, to prove that he was a free agent and a man of honor, he had swung his huge war club over Starhurst's head.
AN Idol said to a Missionary, "My friend, why do you seek to bring me into contempt?
The Jet of Light.--The Missionary.--The Rescue in a Ray of Electricity.--A Lazarist Priest.--But little Hope.--The Doctor's Care.--A Life of Self-Denial.
Pass through the Low Archipelago -- Tahiti -- Aspect -- Vegetation on the Mountains -- View of Eimeo -- Excursion into the Interior -- Profound Ravines -- Succession of Waterfalls -- Number of wild useful Plants -- Temperance of the Inhabitants -- Their moral state -- Parliament convened -- New Zealand -- Bay of Islands -- Hippahs -- Excursion to Waimate -- Missionary Establishment -- English Weeds now run wild -- Waiomio -- Funeral of a New Zealand Woman -- Sail for Australia.
Passepartout approached and read one of these notices, which stated that Elder William Hitch, Mormon missionary, taking advantage of his presence on train No.
Jennie had preferred these--quite naturally, perhaps; so she had married the minister, and had gone south with him as a home missionary's wife.
This missionary knight's name was La Cote Male Taile, and he said that this castle was the abode of Morgan le Fay, sister of King Arthur, and wife of King Uriens.
Anything interested her, even a village missionary meeting, and the idea of representing the family was rather intoxicating.
THE SEA--LONGINGS FOR SHORE--A LAND-SICK SHIP--DESTINATION OF THE VOYAGERS--THE MARQUESAS--ADVENTURE OF A MISSIONARY'S WIFE AMONG THE SAVAGES--CHARACTERISTIC ANECDOTE OF THE QUEEN OF NUKUHEVA
Since Scarlett Trent found our Hausa friend and the rum flask, there have been no means of getting liquor to him, so I suppose he has very near regained his senses, anyhow he shipped off very cunning, not even Missionary Walsh knowing, but he made a very big mistake, the news of which I send to you knowing it will be good.
He is right to choose a missionary's career--I see it now."
At Amherstberg they found the missionary with whom George and Eliza had taken shelter, on their first arrival in Canada; and through him were enabled to trace the family to Montreal.

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