Definition of Mission

1. Noun. An organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work.




2. Noun. An operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters. "The planes were on a bombing mission"

3. Noun. A special assignment that is given to a person or group. "His charge was deliver a message"

4. Noun. The organized work of a religious missionary.
Exact synonyms: Missionary Work
Generic synonyms: Work
Specialized synonyms: Da'wah, Dawah
Derivative terms: Missioner

5. Noun. A group of representatives or delegates.
Exact synonyms: Commission, Delegacy, Delegation, Deputation
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Diplomatic Mission, Embassy
Derivative terms: Commissioner, Delegate, Depute, Missioner

Definition of Mission

1. n. The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission.

2. v. t. To send on a mission.

Definition of Mission

1. Noun. A set of tasks that fulfills a purpose or duty; an assignment set by an employer. ¹

2. Noun. Religious evangelism. ¹

3. Noun. (the missions) collective term for third world charities, particularly those which preach as well as provide aid. ¹

4. Noun. (Catholic tradition) an infrequent gathering of religious believers in a parish, usually part of a larger regional event with a central theme. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To send to a mission. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mission

1. to send to perform a specific task [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mission

missing a beat
missing boundary
missing in action
missing link
missing links
missing person
missing persons
missing white woman syndrome
missingly
missingness
missiological
missiologies
missiologist
missiologists
missiology
mission (current term)
mission bells
mission creep
mission impossible
mission kill
mission mix
mission mixture
mission statement
mission statements
missional
missionaries
missionary-linguist
missionary linguist

Literary usage of Mission

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Seventh-Day Adventists General Conference. Dept. of Education (1912)
"mission Fields Under the Direction of the European Division: — a. ... British East African mission: British East Africa. (Study page 154.) f. ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"An album of twenty-two views of the Spanish mission Stations in California. ... of mission San Diego de Alcalá ; (2) mission San Luis Rey de (3) mission San ..."

3. The Missions of California and the Old Southwest by Jesse Stephen Hildrup (1907)
"50 PAGE SANTA CLARA mission 52 SAN BUENAVENTURA mission 56 SANTA BARBARA mission ... 88 CONCEPCION LA PURISIMA DE ACUNA mission, TEXAS 92 SAN JOSE DE AGUAYO ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1876)
"As their time was now up, they returned to the mission House at ... The party arrived at the mission House in the evening, after an absence of 8 days. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In 1688 the mission of St. Joseph was founded by Allouez among the ... The mission at Lapointe was abandoned in 1671 on account of the hostile Sioux, ..."

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