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Mission

Mission

WordNet



noun


(1)   The organized work of a religious missionary
(2)   A special assignment that is given to a person or group
"A confidential mission to London"
"His charge was deliver a message"
(3)   An operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters
"The planes were on a bombing mission"
(4)   A group of representatives or delegates
(5)   An organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
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Etymology


From , < < .

Noun



  1. A duty that involves fulfilling a request.
  2. Religious evangelism.
  3. (the missions) collective term for third world charities, particularly those which preach as well as provide aid.
  4. (Catholic tradition) an infrequent gathering of religious believers in a parish, usually part of a larger regional event with a central theme.

Related terms


Noun



  1. Mission (duty that involves fulfilling a request).