|1.||[ noun ] (religion) an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work|
|Synonyms:||missionary_station foreign_mission missionary_post|
|Related terms:||organization ngo|
|2.||[ noun ] a task that has been assigned to a person or group|
"a confidential mission to London" "his charge was deliver a message"
|Related terms:||assignment mission_impossible fool's_errand martyr_operation charge commission|
|3.||[ noun ] (military) an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters|
"the planes were on a bombing mission"
|Related terms:||operation combat_mission search_and_destroy_mission direct_support search_mission military|
|4.||[ noun ] (religion) the organized work of a religious missionary|
|Related terms:||work da'wah|
|5.||[ noun ] a group of representatives or delegates|
|Synonyms:||delegation commission delegacy deputation|
|Related terms:||organization Alamo diplomatic_mission embassy delegate|