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I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it's not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that's not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.
Jeff Bezos

Meaning of "missionaries" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MISSIONARIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MISSIONARIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Missionaries is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MISSIONARIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Missionary

A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to do evangelism or ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care and economic development. The word "mission" originates from 1598 when the Jesuits sent members abroad, derived from the Latin missionem, meaning "act of sending" or mittere, meaning "to send". The word was used in light of its biblical usage; in the Latin translation of the Bible, Christ uses the word when sending the disciples to preach in his name. The term is most commonly used for Christian missions, but can be used for any creed or ideology.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MISSIONARIES

missingly
missiology
mission
mission control
mission controller
mission creep
mission statement
missional
missionarise
missionarize
missionary
missionary position
Missionary Ridge
missioner
missionisation
missioniser
missionization
missionize
missionizer

WORDS THAT END LIKE MISSIONARIES

accessories
anniversaries
beneficiaries
binaries
boundaries
canaries
commentaries
diaries
dictionaries
documentaries
glossaries
itineraries
libraries
mercenaries
obituaries
ovaries
salaries
secretaries
subsidiaries
summaries
varies

Synonyms and antonyms of missionaries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MISSIONARIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «missionaries» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of missionaries

Translation of «missionaries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MISSIONARIES

Find out the translation of missionaries to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of missionaries from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «missionaries» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

传教士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

misioneros
570 millions of speakers

English

missionaries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मिशनरियों
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

المبشرين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

миссионеры
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

missionários
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধর্মপ্রচারকদের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

missionnaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mubaligh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Missionare
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

宣教師たち
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선교사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Misionaris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà truyền giáo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மிஷனரிகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिशनरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

misyonerler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

missionari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

misjonarze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

місіонери
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

misionari
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιεραπόστολοι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sendelinge
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

missionärer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

misjonærer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of missionaries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MISSIONARIES»

The term «missionaries» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.343 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MISSIONARIES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «missionaries» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «missionaries» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about missionaries

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10 QUOTES WITH «MISSIONARIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word missionaries.
1
Edward Abbey
The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already.
2
Jeff Bezos
I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it's not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that's not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.
3
Clayton Christensen
The first two lessons, which we learned early in our efforts to be good member missionaries, have made sharing the Gospel much easier: We simply can't predict who will or won't be interested in the Gospel, and building a friendship is not a prerequisite to inviting people to learn about the Gospel.
4
Ray Comfort
In the past, missionaries have traveled to far countries with the message of the gospel - with great hardship and often with the loss of life. In contrast, we can reach millions instantly from the comfort of our homes by merely hitting the 'send' button on our computers, or with iPads, or phones.
5
Arto Lindsay
My parents were missionaries - I was born in the States but I grew up in Brazil.
6
Neil MacGregor
Because of the long, long history of British shipping, immigration, trade, empire, missionaries, you can have a better shot at telling a worldwide story in the British Museum's collection than any other. Britain has been more connected with the rest of the world than any other country, for longer.
7
Jayne Meadows
I was born and raised in China, and my parents were missionaries.
8
Andrew Mwenda
The first Western attempt to save Africa from itself was in the late 19th century. It was led by Christian missionaries who claimed to be seeking to end poverty, disease and the slave trade.
9
David Novak
A religious commitment coupled with theological awareness gives Jews a much better way to answer the claims made upon us by missionaries representing other religions than do the rather weak political and cultural arguments of the secularists.
10
Richard G. Scott
The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MISSIONARIES»

Discover the use of missionaries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to missionaries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits: An Anthology
The essays in this book come from various writers, most of whom are either based in East Africa, or are part of its diaspora, or who have worked, often as developmentalists in their own way, within Africa.
Rasna Warah, 2008
2
Missionaries
Reference books such as commentaries, atlases, and Bible dictionaries are used with this study.*Discover more about: Barnabas; Jonah; Timothy; Onesimus; Lydia; Peter; Priscilla and Aquila.(part of the Bible People Series #074754)
Abingdon Press, 1996
3
Missionaries
Examines the traditional and nontraditional work of past and present missionaries in locations ranging from small tribes to large cities, and provides interviews with actual missionaries
Julian Pettifer, Richard Bradley, 1990
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Christians and Missionaries in India: Cross-cultural ...
The subtle complexities of Christian missionary activity in India from the 16th through the 20th centuries are discussed in 16 articles by scholars of religion, history, and anthropology in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, France, Australia, India, ...
Robert Eric Frykenberg, Alaine M. Low, 2003
5
Choctaws and Missionaries in Mississippi, 1818-1918
Clara Sue Kidwell, whose great-great-grandparents migrated from Mississippi to Indian Territory along the Trail of Tears in 1830, here tells the story of those Choctaws who chose not to move but to stay behind in Mississippi.
Clara Sue Kidwell, 1997
6
Financial Missionaries to the World: The Politics and ...
Winner of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations' Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize Financial Missionaries to the World establishes the broad scope and significance of "dollar diplomacy," the use of international lending and ...
Emily S. Rosenberg, 2004
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Religion Versus Empire?: British Protestant Missionaries and ...
This is the only book that addresses the relations between religion, Protestant missions, and empire building, linking together all three fields of study by taking as its starting point the early eighteenth century Anglican initiatives in ...
Andrew Porter, 2004
8
Secular Missionaries: Americans and African Development in ...
A provocative historial analysis of early U.S. policy toward postcolonial Africa
Larry Grubbs, 2009
9
Anthropological Insights for Missionaries
. . . This is all done in clear, non-jargony language. Effective charts and diagrams sprinkle the text and go a long way towards illustrating difficult concepts and ideas. . . . This book is believable, convincing, and practical. . .
Paul G. Hiebert, 1986
10
Global Media: The New Missionaries of Global Capitalism
Describes in detail the most recent rapid growth and cross border activities and linkages of an industry of large global media conglomerates.
Edward Herrmann, Robert W. McChesney, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MISSIONARIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term missionaries is used in the context of the following news items.
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More missionaries will come on field under SBC's new policy
A trustee with the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board believes a new policy on missionary qualifications will open up ... «OneNewsNow, Jul 15»
2
Missionaries: Couple called to Ohio
Elder Cecil and Sister Carol Leavitt have been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as office specialists ... «St. George Daily Spectrum, Jul 15»
3
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Invests in The …
LA PALMA, Calif., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Innovation Institute announced that the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
4
Reverse missionaries: Can priests from India help revive the Church …
What is different now is that these priests and religious are coming from the Third World and from countries which missionaries from Scotland ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
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Missionary TECH Team supports missionaries across the globe
When Birne Wiley was a young boy, he said it wasn't uncommon for his home to welcome missionaries. He said the time spent with them ... «Longview News-Journal, Jul 15»
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Elder Evans addresses new 'My Plan' resource for missionaries at …
The Lord has provided measures to help keep missionaries safe from spiritual and physical hazards, Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy and ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
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Missionaries for the week of July 18
•Jeremy Barker of Hurricane served in the Peru-Chiclayo mission. He will speak at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 19, in the Hurricane 19th Ward Chapel, ... «St. George Daily Spectrum, Jul 15»
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Photos of the World's Religions, By Missionaries Who Knew Nothing …
European and American missionaries flocked to Africa and Asia with boxes full of Bibles and, often, minds closed by conviction. They brought ... «Atlas Obscura, Jul 15»
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Missionaries to visit Congregational Church of Salem
The missions committee of the Congregational Church of Salem will host missionaries Paul and Dori Pittman at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at the church, ... «Norwich Bulletin, Jul 15»
10
LDS Church helping returning missionaries with My Plan
Looking the mission president eye to eye across the table in past times has given some missionaries pause. The questions come quickly:. «Daily Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Missionaries [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/missionaries>. Oct 2020 ».
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