Origin of mission
OTHER WORDS FROM missionmis·sion·al, adjective
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Other definitions for mission (2 of 2)
How to use mission in a sentence
I think we need a new agency whose sole mission is fire risk reduction.Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.|James Temple|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
If that’s the core mission, stopping the growth engine is the worst thing you can do, you end up treading water.‘We’re about hiring journalists’: Insider Inc. launches third global news hub in Singapore|Lucinda Southern|September 17, 2020|Digiday
NASA already has two prospective Venus missions in the works.
America has successfully launched national innovation missions time and again.To confront the climate crisis, the US should launch a National Energy Innovation Mission|Amy Nordrum|September 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
I didn’t care where I had to look—I was on a mission for the National Zoo.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)|Kenneth Catania|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
We knew that many academics today would consider our mission naïve.
As the fight raged on, Ahmed and the three women fighters who were part of the mission, sent out calls for help.
Some pilots consider the infrared marker to be crucial to the close air-support mission to support ground troops.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I asked him to describe the U.S. mission that will likely revert back to the embassy it was more than a half century ago.
His deficiencies and self-doubts, amid his epochal mission of liberation, are precisely what make him interesting.
The sad end of the mission to King M'Bongo has been narrated in the body of this work.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Martini was on his mission to Vienna; but another valet was put into the chariot to support the Duke.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The result of this mission was eminently successful; a special treaty was drawn up and Spain sold Louisiana to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The conclusion is reached that, despite these drawbacks, the Jesuit mission in Canada has made a hopeful beginning.
Naturally the conversation fell on the all-absorbing topic of the day and the object of his mission.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for mission
- a special embassy sent to a foreign country for a specific purpose
- US a permanent legation
- a group of people sent by a religious body, esp a Christian church, to a foreign country to do religious and social work
- the campaign undertaken by such a group
- the work or calling of a missionary
- a building or group of buildings in which missionary work is performed
- the area assigned to a particular missionary