What does the word missionary mean?

Usage examples for missionary

  1. The tables were covered with bibles, tracts, Evangelical Magazines, sanctified drawings, and missionary begging machines. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  2. Am I not a missionary myself? – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  3. I remembered one or two expressions he had let fall in his excitement when he had been talking to me, and how I had commented upon them as being strange words to come from the lips of a missionary. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby