mission-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: assignment

Commentary: MISSION[+event] Any special operation or assignment, military or otherwise. Refers to a specific mission.

Your mission, John, is to infiltrate the kitchen and make me a sandwich.
The planes went out on a bombing mission and never returned.
I sent him on a confidential mission to London.
Intelli-Soft hired a consultant to revise its mission statement.
My only mission in life is to shake hands with Jimmy Carter.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2 3

Sense Number 2: station for missionaries

Commentary: The physical building or group of buildings where religious missionaries carry out their work.

I walked back to the mission after a long day of converting people.
We visited Mission San Juan Capistrano when we were vacationing in California.
Missionaries of the RCA established a mission in Japan in 1859.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: -

Sense Number 3: work of a missionary

Commentary: The job that a religious missionary does. The work of converting people to a religion. Does not refer to any specific mission.

We experience God on mission, and we do not choose our assignments.
He does mission work for the Church.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: missionary organization

Commentary: An organization of missionaries sent to carry out religious tasks in a foreign land.

I led a successful mission of Jesuits in 1931.
The Catholic Church responded to the Reformation by sending more missions to the New World.
There are three active missions working in Cambodia at the moment.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 5: representatives

Commentary: A group of people who represent somebody or something; delegates. Usually non-religious.

The United Nations sent a mission to Bosnia.
Our diplomatic mission failed to prevent the outbreak of war.
The mission from Iceland is waiting in the lobby, sir.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5