What does missive mean?

Definitions for missiveˈmɪs ɪv

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. letter, missive(noun)

    a written message addressed to a person or organization

    "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"


  1. missive(Noun)

    A written message; a letter, note or memo.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Missive(noun)

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

  2. Missive(noun)


  3. Missive(noun)

    that which is sent; a writing containing a message

  4. Missive(noun)

    one who is sent; a messenger

  5. Origin: [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.]


  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

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