noun, plural mis·sion·ar·ies. Also mis·sion·er.
Related formsnon·mis·sion·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·mis·sion·ar·ies.
Examples from the Web for missionary
Outside, they killed Hector McMillan, a Canadian missionary, before joining the ranks of the fleeing rebels.
Heavily armed Simbas had already arrived at the missionary house and were lining up families in the backyard for execution.
The hospital also treated a second missionary who died in early August, and this nurse also had come in contact with him.Ebola Contracted in Madrid Hospital Could Spread in Europe|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bagaza called for the expulsion of all Italian priests and missionary workers, but those who stayed received death threats.Catholic Nuns Aiding Africa's Battered Wives Are Raped and Murdered|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What does Soylent have going for it other than missionary zeal and a revoltingly kitschy sci-fi throwback name?
The missionary who prefers to withdraw from the people is not likely to make many converts.Have We No Rights?|Mabel Williamson
But, on the other hand, the result is a bewildering multiplication of missionary efforts.India and the Indians|Edward F. Elwin
Jogues petitioned to be sent back to the Mohawks as a missionary.Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime|William Henry Atherton
A missionary can't take time traipsin' round the country every time a relative gets a little down.The Man of the Desert|Grace Livingston Hill
Their island took rank, therefore, as the most successful result of missionary enterprise in the North Pacific.A Modern Buccaneer|Rolf Boldrewood