Definition of 'missionary'
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Soon he would be back in Boston, intimidated by his womenfolk and preparing his next missionary flight to the Congo. RUSHING TO PARADISE (2003)An imagination which had more or less turned this gold-panning missionary into an alchemist of the soul. WHITE LIES (2003)The past year had transformed the shy Bostonian and amateur missionary into the restless constable of Saint-Esprit. RUSHING TO PARADISE (2003)
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Translations for 'missionary'
British English: missionary /ˈmɪʃənərɪ/ NOUN
A missionary is a Christian who has been sent to a foreign country to teach people about Christianity.
My mother would like me to be a missionary in Africa.
- American English: missionary
- Arabic: مُبَشِّرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: missionário
- Chinese: 传教士
- Croatian: misionar
- Czech: misionář
- Danish: missionær
- Dutch: missionaris
- European Spanish: misionero
- Finnish: lähetyssaarnaaja
- French: missionnaire
- German: Missionar
- Greek: ιεραποστόλος
- Italian: missionario
- Japanese: 宣教師
- Korean: 선교사
- Norwegian: misjonær
- Polish: misjonarz
- European Portuguese: missionário
- Romanian: misionar
- Russian: миссионер
- Spanish: misionero
- Swedish: missionär
- Thai: หมอสอนศาสนา
- Turkish: misyoner
- Ukrainian: місіонер
- Vietnamese: người truyền giáo
British English: missionary ADJECTIVE
Missionary is used to describe the activities of missionaries.
You should be in missionary work.
Definition of missionary from the Collins English Dictionary
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