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Definition 1: someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program - [noun denoting person]

(missionary is a kind of ...) a person whose occupation is teaching

(... is a kind of missionary ) Greek missionary; the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed to him (826-869)

(... is an instance of missionary) (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)

(... is an instance of missionary) Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)

(... is an instance of missionary) United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802-1847)

(... is an instance of missionary) Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)

Definition 2: someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country - [noun denoting person]

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(missionary is a kind of ...) a person who manifests devotion to a deity

(... is an instance of missionary) United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)

(... is an instance of missionary) French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675)

(... is an instance of missionary) (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle

"Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"

(... is an instance of missionary) French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)

(... is an instance of missionary) Spanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784)

(... is an instance of missionary) Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)

Definition 3: relating to or connected to a religious mission - [adjective denoting pert]

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