1 an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work [syn: missionary post, missionary station, foreign mission]
2 an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission" [syn: military mission]
3 a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" [syn: charge, commission]
4 the organized work of a religious missionary [syn: missionary work]
- Rhymes with: -ɪʃən
duty that involves fulfilling a request
- To send to a mission.
A mission, from the Latin missum (English: sent), is a specific task, often religious, which a person or group has been charged with or adopts as their main purpose. It can also mean a school or other institution founded for religious education and/or evangelization. See also missionary, a related word in a religious context.
The mission of an organization is often stated explicitly in a mission statement.
(Christian), a Christian
- Mission (station), a base of missionary practice
- List of Spanish missions, various missions established by the Spanish in the New World (modern Latin America, mostly) both to spread Christianity and to oversee colonization.
- Bolivarian Missions, a series of social programs created during Hugo Chávez's rule of Venezuela.
- Mission (LDS Church), an administrative area, often based on geographic regions, of proselytizing or service assignments by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Most Canadian residential schools for aboriginal children were known as "the Mission"; one such is the namesake of Mission, British Columbia, another of Okanagan Mission in Kelowna, British Columbia
Politics and government
Mission may also refer to:
GeographyIn the United States:
Mission District, San Francisco, California, a neighborhood of
- Mission High School (San Francisco, California), a high school there.
- Mission, Kansas
- Mission, Oregon
- Mission, South Dakota
- Mission, Texas
- Mission Ridge Ski Area, Washington
- Missões, Brazil, a region of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil roughly occupying the same area previously dominated by the colonial missions founded by Padre Roque Gonzales.
- Mission, the previous name of the music group currently known as "Crown City Rockers."
- Mission Vao, a character in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
- Mission (grape), a variety of grape.
- Mission bottle, a bottle in a pharmacy for an oral liquid drug given to a patient (as opposed to a stock bottle, which usually contains a bulk amount of liquid and is not to be given to patients).
- Mission British manufacturer of loudspeakers now owned by IAG
- Mission (hockey), an ice and roller hockey skates and equipment manufacturer
- Captain Mission, an 18th century pirate spaduti and captain of The Republic of the Sea who founded a short-lived utopian society.
mission in German: Mission
mission in Esperanto: Misio
mission in French: Mission
mission in Galician: Misión
mission in Lithuanian: Misija
mission in Dutch: Mission
mission in Japanese: ミッション
mission in Norwegian: Misjon
mission in Polish: Misja
mission in Russian: Миссия
mission in Volapük: Mission
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