Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mission”

mission

noun [C]  /ˈmɪʃ·ən/ us  
the action of sending someone to a place to do a particular job, esp. one for a government or religious organization, or the job the person has been sent to do: They were sent on a secret political mission to the Middle East. fig. She’s a woman on a mission (= She is strongly determined) to teach those children to read. A mission is also a group of people who are sent to another place to do a particular job or to represent their country, organization, or religion, or the place where they go to do this work: A trade mission was sent to South Africa. a Methodist mission
(Definition of mission from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mission?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mission” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

wave

to raise your hand and move it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, telling someone to do something, or adding emphasis to an expression

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More