Missionary is defined as someone who is sent somewhere to teach ideas, specifically religious ideas.(noun)
An example of a missionary is a Christian who set up a school in a poor town.
The definition of missionary is something that relates to the work or style of someone on a religious mission.(adjective)
An example of missionary is how you would describe the summer building project of a church group, a missionary trip.
See missionary in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See missionary in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. mis·sion·ar·ies
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