What does mission mean?

Definitions for mission
ˈmɪʃ ənmis·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mission, missionary post, missionary station, foreign mission(noun)

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

  2. mission, military mission(noun)

    an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters

    "the planes were on a bombing mission"

  3. mission, charge, commission(noun)

    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 work(noun)

    the organized work of a religious missionary

  5. deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission(noun)

    a group of representatives or delegates

GCIDE

  1. Mission(n.)

    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. mission(Noun)

    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. mission(Noun)

    Religious evangelism.

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

  3. mission(Noun)

    (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. mission(Noun)

    (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. mission(Verb)

    To send to a mission.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mission(noun)

    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. Mission(noun)

    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. Mission(noun)

    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. Mission(noun)

    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. Mission(noun)

    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. Mission(noun)

    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. Mission(noun)

    dismission; discharge from service

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

  8. Mission(verb)

    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. Claudia Alexander:

    We learned mind-boggling things, this mission was worth its weight in gold.

  2. Kira Wampler:

    Parking tickets, little fender benders, learning how to drive, having to do car repairs culminating in this mountain of cars that really bring to life the frustration and the circus that we have allowed our lives to become when we are so driven by cars, we are bringing this commercial to life as part of helping people better understand our vision and our mission, which is really fundamentally every seat, every car, every driver.

  3. Cometan:

    Learned more from my mission have I, than I ever did from any else.

  4. State Rep. Mike Johnson:

    They’ve never even been to this school, they literally are trolling the Internet looking for things to be offended by. They are on a search and destroy mission for all things Christian.

  5. Dan Ingram:

    At the time, I was on a lot of online gun forums and there was a constant complaint, people wanted something with quick access when they needed their weapons to keep their homes safe which is why they bought the guns in the first place. Ingram’s first design was a simple nightstand with a side compartment to hold a pistol. From there, Dan Ingram began designing and fabricating other items, such as wall shelves, coat racks, desks and hutches. Soon the specialty line became the company mission.

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