Mission Definition

Define what is Mission?

1. foreign mission, mission, missionary post, missionary station (noun)

an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work.

    Hypernyms

    NGO, nongovernmental organization noun
    an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government.

    2. military mission, mission (noun)

    an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters.

    • the planes were on a bombing mission.
    Hypernyms

    military operation, operation noun
    activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign).

    Hyponyms

    combat mission noun
    a mission to capture or defend something.

    search mission noun
    a mission to discover something.

    search and destroy mission noun
    an operation developed for United States troops in Vietnam; troops would move through a designated area destroying troops as they found them.

    direct support noun
    a mission requiring one force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly the supported force's request for assistance.

    3. mission, charge, commission (noun)

    a special assignment that is given to a person or group.

    • a confidential mission to London.
    • his charge was deliver a message.
    Synonyms: charge, commission
    Hypernyms

    assignment, duty assignment noun
    a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces).

    Hyponyms

    fool's errand noun
    a fruitless mission.

    mission impossible noun
    an extremely dangerous or difficult mission.

    martyr operation, sacrifice operation, suicide mission noun
    killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb.

    4. missionary work, mission (noun)

    the organized work of a religious missionary.

      Synonyms: missionary work
      Hypernyms

      work noun
      activity directed toward making or doing something.

      Hyponyms

      da'wah, dawah noun
      missionary work for Islam.

      5. delegation, deputation, delegacy, commission, mission (noun)

      a group of representatives or delegates.

        Hypernyms

        organization, organisation noun
        a group of people who work together.

        Hyponyms

        diplomatic mission noun
        a mission serving diplomatic ends.

        embassy noun
        an ambassador and his entourage collectively.

        Nearby Terms

        mission bells (noun)
        herb of southwestern United States having dark purple bell-shaped flowers mottled with green

        mission impossible (noun)
        an extremely dangerous or difficult mission

        missional (adjective)
        relating to or connected to a religious mission

        missionary (noun)
        someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program

        missionary position (noun)
        a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples

        missionary post (noun)
        an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work

        missionary station (noun)
        an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work

        missionary work (noun)
        the organized work of a religious missionary

        missioner (noun)
        someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country

        Missippian period (noun)
        from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects

        missis (noun)
        informal term of address for someone's wife

        Mississippi (noun)
        a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico

        Mississippi River (noun)
        a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico

        Mississippian (noun)
        from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects

        missive (noun)
        a written message addressed to a person or organization