HyperDic: missioner

English > 1 sense of the word missioner:
NOUNperson missioner, missionarysomeone sent on a mission / mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
English > missioner: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone sent on a mission / mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country.
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
Nounsmissiona special assignment that is given to a person or group
missionthe organized work of a religious missionary
missiona group of representatives / representatives or delegates
missionan organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work

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