mission

mission
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missions
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp A mission is an important task that people are given to do, especially one that involves travelling to another country.

Salisbury sent him on a diplomatic mission to North America...

He has been on a mission to help end Lebanon's political crisis.

...the most crucial stage of his latest peace mission.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp A mission is a group of people who have been sent to a foreign country to carry out an official task.

...the head of the mission in South Africa.

...a senior member of a diplomatic mission.

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3) N-COUNT: usu supp N A mission is a special journey made by a military aeroplane or space rocket.

...a bomber that crashed during a training mission in the west Texas mountains.

...the first shuttle mission.

4) N-SING: usu poss N, also n of N If you say that you have a mission, you mean that you have a strong commitment and sense of duty to do or achieve something.

He viewed his mission in life as protecting the weak from the evil...

There is an enormous sense of mission in his speech and gesture.

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5) N-COUNT A mission is the activities of a group of Christians who have been sent to a place to teach people about Christianity.

They say God spoke to them and told them to go on a mission to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

6) N-COUNT A mission is a building or group of buildings in which missionary work is carried out.

I reside at the mission at St Michael's.

...schools, monasteries and other mission buildings.


English dictionary. 2008.

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