What does mission mean?

Definitions for mission
ˈmɪʃ ənmis·sion

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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. Defense Chris Miller:

    I've been in a few riots and just having people show up without a plan and without mission intent, and having understanding of what is happening on the ground -- you can just run to the sound of the gunfire, but usually it just doesn't work. It's not effective.

  2. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus:

    The goal of the joint mission is to rapidly inform the next steps in the COVID-19 response and preparedness activities in China and globally, particular attention will be paid to understanding transmission of the virus, the severity of disease and the impact of ongoing response measures.

  3. Google China:

    While removing search results is inconsistent with Google's mission, providing no information( or a heavily degraded user experience that amounts to no information) is more inconsistent with our mission.

  4. Jeanne Shaheen:

    We must honor our commitment to the brave civilians who provided critical assistance to the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

  5. Sundar Pichai:

    This national expansion comes at a significant moment for Google, for 21 years we've pursued a timeless mission : to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. In that time, we've evolved from a company that helps people find answers to a company that helps people throughout their day.

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