mission Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
foreign mission; missionary post; missionary station.
noun an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters
- the planes were on a bombing mission
noun a special assignment that is given to a person or group
- a confidential mission to London
- his charge was deliver a message
noun the organized work of a religious missionary
noun a group of representatives or delegates
delegation; commission; delegacy; deputation.
The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission.
Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late, Made emulous missions' mongst the gods themselves. Shak.
That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission.
How to begin, how to accomplish best His end of being on earth, and mission high. Milton.
Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy.
In these ships there should be a mission of three of the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house. Bacon.
An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries.
An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.
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.Addis & Arnold.
Dismission; discharge from service.Obs. Syn. -- Message; errand; commission; deputation.
Mis"sion transitive verb
To send on a mission.Mostly used in the form of the past participle. Keats.
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