Meaning of missionary
Pronunciation: (mish'u-ner"ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ar•ies,
- pertaining to or connected with religious missions.
- engaged in such a mission, or devoted to work connected with missions.
- reflecting or prompted by the desire to persuade or convert others: the missionary efforts of political fanatics.
- characteristic of a missionary.
- missionary (Thesaurus)