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English adjective: missionary

1. missionary relating to or connected to a religious mission


English noun: missionary

1. missionary (person) someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program

Broader (hypernym)instructor, teacher

Narrower (hyponym)Cyril, Saint Cyril, St. Cyril

Instance hyponymApostle of Germany, Boniface, David Livingstone, Livingstone, Marcus Whitman, Saint Boniface, Saint Francis Xavier, St. Boniface, Whitman, Winfred, Wynfrith, Xavier

2. missionary (person) someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country


Broader (hypernym)religious person

Instance hyponymAgnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Albert Schweitzer, Apostle of the Gentiles, Apostle Paul, Buck, Jacques Marquette, Junipero Serra, Marquette, Miguel Jose Serra, Mother Teresa, Mother Theresa, Paul, Paul the Apostle, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, Pere Jacques Marquette, Saint Paul, Saul, Saul of Tarsus, Schweitzer, Serra, St. Paul, Teresa, Theresa

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