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1missionary

noun mis·sion·ary \ˈmi-shə-ˌner-ē\

: a person who is sent to a foreign country to do religious work (such as to convince people to join a religion or to help people who are sick, poor, etc.)

plural mis·sion·ar·ies

Full Definition of MISSIONARY

:  a person undertaking a mission and especially a religious mission
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First Known Use of MISSIONARY

1625

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with MISSIONARY

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2missionary

adjective

: of or relating to missionaries

: very enthusiastic and eager about doing a job or supporting a cause

Full Definition of MISSIONARY

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:  relating to, engaged in, or devoted to missions
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:  characteristic of a missionary

First Known Use of MISSIONARY

1644

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary
MISSIONARIES Defined for Kids

1missionary

noun mis·sion·ary \ˈmi-shə-ˌner-ē\
plural mis·sion·ar·ies

Definition of MISSIONARY for Kids

:  a person sent to a place to spread a religious faith

2missionary

adjective

Definition of MISSIONARY for Kids

:  relating to efforts to gain new religious followers or to people sent to spread a religion <a missionary society>

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