missionary missionary  /ˈmɪ ʃə ˌnɛ ri/


  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
  3. (adj) relating to or connected to a religious mission



  1. After the Apostle Paul, Francis Xavier was probably the greatest missionary ever to preach the Christian Gospel.
  2. Nonetheless, her story of missionary life in Africa has enough candor, sympathy and even occasional excitement to win it a large number of midsummer readers.
  3. Better known to Bantus than to most Britons, the International Missionary Council is nevertheless the biggest organization in the Protestant missionary field.


  1. Lutheran Missionary League has annual meeting

    The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League ate dinner out in Durham June 5 as their annual outing. After the meal, the group visited the home of Joyce Medley.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Hillsboro Star-Journal

  2. Traffic backed up on I-24 at Missionary Ridge because of debris in road

    Traffic on northbound I-24 at Missionary Ridge is backed up because of debris, according to TDOT.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

  3. Utah Scientific Outfits Missionary Training Center

    The Missionary Training Center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has installed five UTAH-100/UDS routing switchers to link signals among all the facilities on its 19-building campus
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Television Broadcast

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  1. Dave Hunt, who has traveled to India to study yoga's roots and interview gurus, called the practice "a vital part of the largest missionary program in the world" for Hinduism.
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Dave Hunt Source: Forbes

  2. Conservative Anglicans, unhappy with the liberal direction of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, have been working toward the formation of a "biblical, missionary and united Anglican Church in North America," as Bishop...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Robert Duncan Source: Church Executive Magazine

  3. "Pour out upon our brothers and sisters throughout Latin America a true missionary ardour, to spread faith and hope," Benedict said.
    on May 12, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: USA Today

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