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Meaning of MISSION

Pronunciation:  'mishun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    2. That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an
       errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a
             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
       (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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