Definitions of mission

  1. To send on a mission.
  2. a group of representatives or delegates
  3. an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
  4. an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; " the planes were on a bombing mission"
  5. a special assignment that is given to a person or group; " a confidential mission to London"; " his charge was deliver a message"
  6. The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission.
  7. That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission.
  8. Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy.
  9. An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.
  10. 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.
  11. Dismission; discharge from service.
  12. The act of sending, or state of being sent, with certain powers, to do some special service; a business or duty on which one is sent; a calling, especially to spread a religion; a series of speical religious services; an organization for doing religious and charitable work; a body of people sent to perform a special work, as envoys or delegates; a body of persons engaged in spreading a religion in a foreign land; also their organization and residence.
  13. A sending: a being sent with certain powers, esp. to propagate religion: persons sent on a mission: an embassy: a station or association of missionaries: duty on which one is sent: purpose of life.
  14. Act of sending; persons sent on certain duties. esp. to propagate religion; embassy; appointed duty.
  15. The act of sending, as on special service, or the persons sent.
  16. The work of spreading religious principles.
  17. A sending or being sent; what one is sent or appointed to do; a message, errand, or commission; those commissioned; a station of missionaries. See Missile.
  18. State of being sent by authority on some special business; persons sent on some special business or with some particular object in view; purpose of life; message; a station of missionaries in a heathen country.