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Meaning of MISSION

Pronunciation:  'mishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the organized work of a religious missionary
  2. [n]  a task that has been assigned to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
  3. [n]  an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission"
  4. [n]  a group of representatives or delegates
  5. [n]  an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
 

MISSION is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: charge, commission, commission, delegacy, delegation, deputation, foreign mission, military mission, missionary post, missionary station, missionary work
 
 See Also: assignment, combat mission, diplomatic mission, direct support, duty assignment, embassy, fool's errand, military operation, mission impossible, operation, organisation, organization, search and destroy mission, search mission, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mis"sion\, n. [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send:
    cf. F. mission. See {Missile}.]
    1. The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being
       sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for
       transacting business; comission.
    
             Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late,
             Made emulous missions' mongst the gods themselves.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an
       errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a
       commission.
    
             How to begin, how to accomplish best His end of
             being on earth, and mission high.     --Milton.
    
    3. Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform
       any service; a delegation; an embassy.
    
             In these ships there should be a mission of three of
             the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house. --Bacon.
    
    4. An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station
       or residence of missionaries.
    
    5. An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or
       more churches.
    
    6. A course of extraordinary sermons and services at a
       particular place and time for the special purpose of
       quickening the faith and zeal participants, and of
       converting unbelievers. --Addis & Arnold.
    
    7. Dismission; discharge from service. [Obs.]
    
    {Mission school}.
       (a) A school connected with a mission and conducted by
           missionaries.
       (b) A school for the religious instruction of children not
           having regular church privileges.
    
    Syn: Message; errand; commission; deputation.
    
    
  2. \Mis"sion\, v. t.
    To send on a mission. [Mostly used in the form of the past
    participle.] --Keats.
    
    
 
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