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Origin of mission
OTHER WORDS FROM missionmis·sion·al, adjective
Words nearby mission
Definition for mission (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for mission
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.
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.
The mission is to teach any person to use technology for independence and empowerment no matter where they are located.3-D Printing Is Changing the Future of Prosthetics|Lucy Vernasco|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite the inherent risk, the president decided the mission was crucial.
This receipt you will preserve and return to me in token that you have fulfilled your mission.Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett
A school with this object was established in our Mission in 1845.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
Could he in any way get to that "Mission Press" in Bangalore?In Kali's Country|Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets
Before the mission site had been agreed upon two young boys came and asked for work.South and South Central Africa|H. Frances Davidson
This is the mission upon which Democracy came into the world.State of the Union Addresses of Woodrow Wilson|Woodrow Wilson
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