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mis·sion

 (mĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. A special assignment given to a person or group: an agent on a secret mission.
b. A combat operation assigned to a person or military unit.
c. An aerospace operation intended to carry out specific program objectives: a mission to Mars.
2. An ambition or purpose that is assumed by a person or group: felt it was his mission in life to help the poor.
3.
a. A body of persons sent to conduct negotiations or establish relations with a foreign country.
b. The business with which such a body of persons is charged.
c. A permanent diplomatic office abroad.
d. A body of experts or dignitaries sent to a foreign country.
4.
a. A body of persons sent to a foreign land by a religious organization, especially a Christian organization, to spread its faith or provide educational, medical, and other assistance.
b. A mission established abroad.
c. The district assigned to a mission worker.
d. A building or compound housing a mission.
e. An organization for carrying on missionary work in a territory.
f. missions Missionary duty or work.
5. A Christian church or congregation with no cleric of its own that depends for support on a larger religious organization.
6. A welfare or educational organization established for the needy people of a district.
tr.v. mis·sioned, mis·sion·ing, mis·sions
1. To send (someone) on a mission.
2. To organize or establish a religious mission among (a people) or in (an area).
adj.
1. Of or relating to a mission.
2. Of or relating to a style of architecture or furniture used in the early Spanish missions of California.
3. often Mission Of or relating to a furniture style originating during the Arts and Crafts Movement and characterized by sturdy, angular, solid wood construction.

[French, from Old French, from Latin missiō, missiōn-, from missus, past participle of mittere, to send off.]

mis′sion·al adj.

mission

(ˈmɪʃən)
n
1. a specific task or duty assigned to a person or group of people: their mission was to irrigate the desert.
2. a person's vocation (often in the phrase mission in life)
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of persons representing or working for a particular country, business, etc, in a foreign country
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a special embassy sent to a foreign country for a specific purpose
b. US a permanent legation
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. a group of people sent by a religious body, esp a Christian church, to a foreign country to do religious and social work
b. the campaign undertaken by such a group
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. the work or calling of a missionary
b. a building or group of buildings in which missionary work is performed
c. the area assigned to a particular missionary
7. (Aeronautics) the dispatch of aircraft or spacecraft to achieve a particular task
8. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a church or chapel that has no incumbent of its own
9. (Social Welfare) a charitable centre that offers shelter, aid, or advice to destitute or underprivileged people
10. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (modifier) of or relating to an ecclesiastical mission: a mission station.
11. South African a long and difficult process
12. (Furniture) (modifier) US (of furniture) in the style of the early Spanish missions of the southwestern US
vb
(tr) to direct a mission to or establish a mission in (a given region)
[C16: from Latin missiō, from mittere to send]

mis•sion

(ˈmɪʃ ən)
n.
1. a group or committee of persons sent to a foreign country to conduct negotiations, establish relations, provide technical assistance, or the like.
2. a specific task that a person or group of persons is sent to perform.
3. a permanent diplomatic establishment abroad; embassy.
4. a group of persons sent by a church to carry on religious work, esp. evangelization in foreign lands, and often to establish schools, hospitals, etc.
5. the place of work of such persons, or the territory of their responsibility.
6. a military operational task, usu. assigned by a higher headquarters: a bombing mission.
7. an aerospace operation designed to carry out the goals of a specific program.
8. an allotted or self-imposed duty or task; calling: one's mission in life.
9. a place for evangelical and philanthropic work, esp. in a poor urban area.
10. a series of special religious services for increasing religious devotion and for conversion.
11. a church or region with a nonresident minister or priest.
adj.
12. of or pertaining to a mission.
13. (usu. cap.) of or designating a style of U.S. furniture of the early 20th century, developed in supposed imitation of the furnishings of Spanish missions in California and characterized by simple, rectilinear shapes and the use of dark, stained oak.
[1590–1600; < Latin missiō a sending off =mitt(ere) to send + -tiō -tion]

mission

- First denoted sending the Holy Spirit into the world, from Latin mittere, "send."
See also related terms for sending.

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.

Mission

 a body of persons sent to a foreign country to conduct negotiations, 1626; such a body sent by a religious community for the conversion of the heathen, 1622—Wilkes.

mission


Past participle: missioned
Gerund: missioning

Imperative
mission
mission
Present
I mission
you mission
he/she/it missions
we mission
you mission
they mission
Preterite
I missioned
you missioned
he/she/it missioned
we missioned
you missioned
they missioned
Present Continuous
I am missioning
you are missioning
he/she/it is missioning
we are missioning
you are missioning
they are missioning
Present Perfect
I have missioned
you have missioned
he/she/it has missioned
we have missioned
you have missioned
they have missioned
Past Continuous
I was missioning
you were missioning
he/she/it was missioning
we were missioning
you were missioning
they were missioning
Past Perfect
I had missioned
you had missioned
he/she/it had missioned
we had missioned
you had missioned
they had missioned
Future
I will mission
you will mission
he/she/it will mission
we will mission
you will mission
they will mission
Future Perfect
I will have missioned
you will have missioned
he/she/it will have missioned
we will have missioned
you will have missioned
they will have missioned
Future Continuous
I will be missioning
you will be missioning
he/she/it will be missioning
we will be missioning
you will be missioning
they will be missioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been missioning
you have been missioning
he/she/it has been missioning
we have been missioning
you have been missioning
they have been missioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been missioning
you will have been missioning
he/she/it will have been missioning
we will have been missioning
you will have been missioning
they will have been missioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been missioning
you had been missioning
he/she/it had been missioning
we had been missioning
you had been missioning
they had been missioning
Conditional
I would mission
you would mission
he/she/it would mission
we would mission
you would mission
they would mission
Past Conditional
I would have missioned
you would have missioned
he/she/it would have missioned
we would have missioned
you would have missioned
they would have missioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mission - an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious workmission - an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
NGO, nongovernmental organization - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
2.mission - an operation that is assigned by a higher headquartersmission - an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission"
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
combat mission - a mission to capture or defend something
search mission - a mission to discover something
search and destroy mission - an operation developed for United States troops in Vietnam; troops would move through a designated area destroying troops as they found them
direct support - a mission requiring one force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly the supported force's request for assistance
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.mission - a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
assignment, duty assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"
fool's errand - a fruitless mission
mission impossible - an extremely dangerous or difficult mission
martyr operation, sacrifice operation, suicide mission - killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb
4.mission - the organized work of a religious missionarymission - the organized work of a religious missionary
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
dawah, da'wah - missionary work for Islam
5.mission - a group of representatives or delegatesmission - a group of representatives or delegates
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
embassy - an ambassador and his entourage collectively

mission

noun
1. assignment, job, labour, operation, work, commission, trip, message (Scot.), task, undertaking, expedition, chore, errand the most crucial stage of his latest peace mission
2. delegation, ministry, embassy, representation, task force, legation, deputation a senior member of a diplomatic mission
3. sortie, operation, raid a bomber that crashed during a training mission
4. task, work, calling, business, job, office, charge, goal, operation, commission, trust, aim, purpose, duty, undertaking, pursuit, quest, assignment, vocation, errand He viewed his mission in life as protecting the weak from evil.

mission

noun
1. A diplomatic office or headquarters in a foreign country:
2. An assignment one is sent to carry out:
3. An inner urge to pursue an activity or perform a service:
Translations
إرْساليَّه دينيَّهبِعْثَهرِسالَهمكان مُكوث الإرْساليَّهمُهِمَّه
мисия
miseposláníúkolživotní poslánímisie
delegationkaldmissionmissionsstationopgave
misio
lähetyslähetystyömissiotehtävä
misija
küldetésmissziómissziós telep
ætlunarverk, erindiflokkur trúboîaköllun, ætlunarverksendinefndtrúboîsstöî
任務伝道
atstovybėmisijamisionierius
delegācijamisijamisija, misionāru mītnepārstāvniecībasūtība
misiaživotné poslanie
poslanstvo

mission

[ˈmɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= duty, purpose etc) → misión f
it's her mission in lifees su misión en la vida
to send sb on a secret missionenviar a algn en misión secreta
2. (= people on mission) → misión f
3. (Rel) (= building) → misión f
B. CPD mission control Ncentro m de control
mission controller Ncontrolador(a) m/f de (la) misión
mission statement N (Comm, Ind) (of a business) → declaración f de objetivos; (of an organization) → declaración f de intenciones

mission

[ˈmɪʃən] n
(= task) → mission f
His mission was to rid London of organized crime → Sa mission était de débarrasser Londres du crime organisé.
on a mission to sb → en mission auprès de qn
to regard sth as one's mission in life → considérer qch comme la mission de sa vie
(diplomatic)mission f
[pilot, plane, spacecraft] → mission f
to fly a mission → effectuer une mission
[evangelist] (= preaching) → mission f
(= place) → mission f

mission

n
(= business, task)Auftrag m; (= calling)Aufgabe f, → Berufung f; (Mil) → Befehl m; (= operation)Einsatz m; what is their mission?welchen Auftrag haben sie?, wie lauten ihre Befehle?; our mission is to …wir sind damit beauftragt, zu …; the soldiers’ mission was to …die Soldaten hatten den Befehl erhalten, zu …; to send somebody on a secret missionjdn mit einer geheimen Mission beauftragen; he’s on a secret missioner ist in geheimer Mission unterwegs; sense of missionSendungsbewusstsein nt; mission accomplished (Mil, fig) → Befehl ausgeführt; (without military overtones) → Auftrag ausgeführt
(= journey)Mission f; mission of inquiryErkundungsreise f; Henry Kissinger’s mission to the Middle EastKissingers Nahostmission
(= people on mission)Gesandtschaft f, → Delegation f; (Pol) → Mission f; trade missionHandelsreise f
(Rel) → Mission f; mission hutMission(sstation) f

mission

:
mission control
n (Space) → Kontrollzentrum nt, → Flugleitung f
mission controller
n (Space) → Flugleiter(in) m(f)
mission statement
n (of company) → (Kurzdarstellung der) Firmenphilosophie f

mission

[ˈmɪʃn] n (all senses) → missione f
on a mission to sb → in missione da qn
it's her mission in life → è la sua missione nella vita

mission

(ˈmiʃən) noun
1. a purpose for which a person or group of people is sent. His mission was to seek help.
2. the purpose for which (one feels) one was born. He regards it as his mission to help the cause of world peace.
3. a group of people sent to have political and/or business discussions. a Chinese trade mission.
4. a place where missionaries live.
5. a group of missionaries. a Catholic mission.
ˈmissionaryplural ˈmissionaries noun
a person who is sent to teach and spread a particular religion.

mission

n. misión; destino.
References in classic literature ?
These exert a protecting sway over about thirty-five thousand Indian converts, who reside on the lands around the mission houses.
He was too amazed to find any sinister significance in this mission.
It was about this mission that you wanted to consult me?
In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
Miss Wisk's mission, my guardian said, was to show the world that woman's mission was man's mission and that the only genuine mission of both man and woman was to be always moving declaratory resolutions about things in general at public meetings.
I am astonished," said Mazarin, -- quite delighted at having recovered his memory, and bristling with malice -- "I am astonished, Monsieur -- Athos -- that a Frondeur like you should have accepted a mission for the Mazarin, as used to be said in the good old times " And Mazarin began to laugh, in spite of a painful cough, which cut short his sentences, converting them into sobs.
To be thankful for coppers and not to interfere with the men while they grabble for gold, like swine round a trough, that is man's reading of the mission of women.
I had my mission of mercy to fulfil, and my bag of precious publications ready on my lap.
And as for that Mission Band of yours, if it wasn't for the fun you get out of it, catch one of you belonging.
The persons at the head of the mission proved, most fortunately, to have a proper sense of their duty.
There is the Mission Dolores, in San Francisco, but it's smaller than this and not as old.
A HURLED-BACK Allegation, which, after a brief rest, had again started forth upon its mission of mischief, met an Ink-stand in mid-air.

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