Definition of missionary noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    missionary

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈmɪʃəˌnɛri//
     
    (pl. missionaries)
     
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  1. 1a person who is sent to a foreign country to teach people about Christianity Baptist missionaries missionary work
  2. 2(figurative) She spoke about her new project with missionary zeal (= with great enthusiasm).
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