mis·​sion·​er | \ ˈmi-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce missioner (audio) \

Definition of missioner

Examples of missioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kelley Hudlow, missioner for clergy formation for the diocese, told NBC affiliate WVTM of Birmingham soon after the shooting that church leaders were trying to learn more. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 17 June 2022 Eby will continue to serve as outreach missioner at the Church of the Nativity and as priest-in-charge at St. Timothy’s Church in Athens. al, 1 Dec. 2020 After 15 years of doing mission promotion and spending time as a missioner in Tanzania East Africa, by special agreement with the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles and the Archbishop of Hartford, Fr. courant.com, 23 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'missioner.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of missioner

1654, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About missioner

Time Traveler for missioner

Time Traveler

The first known use of missioner was in 1654

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near missioner

mission creep


Mission fig

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for missioner

Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Missioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missioner. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on missioner

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for missioner


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!