What does missive mean?

Definitions for missive
ˈmɪs ɪvmis·sive

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. letter, missivenoun

    a written message addressed to a person or organization

    "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"


  1. missivenoun

    A written message; a letter, note or memo.

    Etymology: 15th Century; from Medieval Latin missivus, from mittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Missivenoun

    specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent; as, a letter missive

    Etymology: [See Missive, n.]

  2. Missivenoun


    Etymology: [See Missive, n.]

  3. Missivenoun

    that which is sent; a writing containing a message

    Etymology: [See Missive, n.]

  4. Missivenoun

    one who is sent; a messenger

    Etymology: [See Missive, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Missive

    mis′iv, adj. that may be sent: intended to be thrown or hurled.—n. that which is sent, as a letter: (Shak.) messenger: (pl., Scots law) letters sent between two parties in which one makes an offer and the other accepts it. [Fr.,—L. missus.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. missive

    Intended to be thrown, hurled, or ejected; missile. “The missive weapons fly.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of missive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of missive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of missive in a Sentence

  1. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    You miss a person not because of the presence, but by the good memories that keep the person so special that is missive.

Images & Illustrations of missive

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. appellative
    • B. butch
    • C. elusive
    • D. tacky

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