- The sending out of persons by a religious organization to preach, teach, and convert.
- The sending out of persons to a foreign government to conduct negotiations.
- The work done by such persons.
Felt it was his mission in life to help the poor.
An example of mission is a journey into outer space.
An example of mission is Christians bringing their religion to pagan lands.
A mission to Mars.
One's mission in life.
An agent on a secret mission.
Other Word Forms
Origin of mission
- French from Old French from Latin missiō missiōn- from missus past participle of mittere to send off
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition