What does mission mean?

Definitions for mission
ˈmɪʃ ənmis·sion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mission.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mission, missionary post, missionary station, foreign missionnoun

    an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work

  2. mission, military missionnoun

    an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters

    "the planes were on a bombing mission"

  3. mission, charge, commissionnoun

    a special assignment that is given to a person or group

    "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

  4. mission, missionary worknoun

    the organized work of a religious missionary

  5. deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, missionnoun

    a group of representatives or delegates

GCIDE

  1. Missionnoun

    Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy; as, the Russian mission to the United Nations.

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

Wiktionary

  1. missionnoun

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

    Etymology: From mission, mission, from missio, from mitto.

  2. missionnoun

    Religious evangelism.

    Etymology: From mission, mission, from missio, from mitto.

  3. missionnoun

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

    Etymology: From mission, mission, from missio, from mitto.

  4. missionnoun

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

    Etymology: From mission, mission, from missio, from mitto.

  5. missionverb

    To send to a mission.

    Etymology: From mission, mission, from missio, from mitto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Missionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

  2. Missionnoun

    that with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

  3. Missionnoun

    persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

  4. Missionnoun

    an assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

  5. Missionnoun

    an organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

  6. Missionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

  7. Missionnoun

    dismission; discharge from service

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

  8. Missionverb

    to send on a mission

    Etymology: [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.]

Freebase

  1. Mission

    Christian mission is "an organized effort for the propagation of the Christian faith." Mission often involve sending individuals and groups, called "missionaries", to foreign countries and to places in their homeland for the purpose of proselytism. This involves evangelism, and humanitarian work, especially among the poor and disadvantaged. Missionaries have the authority to preach the Christian faith, and provide humanitarian work to improve economic development, literacy, education, health care, and orphanages. Christian doctrines permit the provision of aid without requiring religious conversion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mission

    mish′un, n. a sending of any agent, delegate, or messenger: the purpose for which one is sent: the sending out persons to spread a religion: a series of special religious services conducted by a missioner: any particular field of missionary enterprise: persons sent on a mission: an embassy: a station or association of missionaries: duty on which one is sent: purpose of life.—v.t. (rare) to commission.—n. Miss′ionary, one sent upon a mission to spread the knowledge of religion.—adj. pertaining to missions.—ns. Miss′ionary-bish′op, one having jurisdiction in a heathen country, or in districts not yet formed into dioceses; Miss′ioner, one who conducts a series of special mission services; Miss′ion-school, a school for religious, and sometimes also secular, instruction for the poor, kept up by charity: a school conducted by a missionary abroad. [Fr.,—L. mission-emmittĕre, to send.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. mission

    1. The task, together with the purpose, that clearly indicates the action to be taken and the reason therefore. 2. In common usage, especially when applied to lower military units, a duty assigned to an individual or unit; a task. 3. The dispatching of one or more aircraft to accomplish one particular task.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mission' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3675

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mission' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3699

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mission' in Nouns Frequency: #1335

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mission in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mission in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of mission in a Sentence

  1. Kedar Joshi:

    In the midst of excitement, grief, joy, and solitude, I remind myself every moment that the sole mission of my life is to find "the ultimate questioner" - that unimaginable who has put me in this madness to answer an unanswerable question.

  2. Cometan:

    Divine, if I am soon to die, please just let it be, that I complete my mission first.

  3. Chiang Rai:

    Our mission( is) not done yet, we will drain all water out from the cave then we will take all 13 people out of the cave. We are now planning how to send nurse and doctor inside the cave to check their health and movement. We will work all night.

  4. Dawn Hudson:

    We expect the elite of the elite to be voting on the Oscars. ... So am I prepared to take that heat ? Yes. Am I prepared to defend the very mission of this organization ? Yes.

  5. Jennette McCurdy:

    It's a risk to change your life, but I made it my mission.

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