HyperDic: missionary

English > 3 senses of the word missionary:
NOUNperson missionarysomeone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
person missionary, missionersomeone sent on a mission / mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
ADJECTIVEpertmissionary, missionalrelating to or connected to a religious mission
missionary > pronunciation
Soundsmih'shahneh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > missionary: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningRelating to or connected to a religious mission.
Synonymmissional
Catalanmissioner
Nounsmissionan organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
English > missionary: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program.
InstancesBoniface, Saint Boniface, St. Boniface, Winfred, Wynfrith, Apostle of Germany(Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith
Livingstone, David LivingstoneScottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
Whitman, Marcus WhitmanUnited States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802-1847)
Xavier, Saint Francis XavierSpanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)
NarrowerCyril, Saint Cyril, St. CyrilGreek missionary
Broaderteacher, instructorA person whose occupation is teaching
Spanishevangelista, evangelizador, misionera, misionero
Catalanevangelitzador, missioner
English > missionary: 3 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone sent on a mission / mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country.
Synonymmissioner
InstancesBuck, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker BuckUnited States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China / China (1892-1973)
Marquette, Jacques Marquette, Pere Jacques MarquetteFrench missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675)
Paul, Saint Paul, St. Paul, Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle, Apostle of the Gentiles, Saul, Saul of Tarsus(New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles
Schweitzer, Albert SchweitzerFrench philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary / missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
Serra, Junipero Serra, Miguel Jose SerraSpanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784)
Teresa, Mother Teresa, Theresa, Mother Theresa, Agnes Gonxha BojaxhiuIndian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia)
Broaderreligious personA person who manifests devotion to a deity
Spanishmisionario, misionera, misionero
Catalanmissioner

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