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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mission  \Mis"sion\,  n.  [L.  missio,  fr  mittere  missum,  to  send: 
  cf  F.  mission.  See  {Missile}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  sending,  or  the  state  of  being  sent;  a  being 
  sent  or  delegated  by  authority,  with  certain  powers  for 
  transacting  business;  comission. 
  Whose  glorious  deeds,  but  in  these  fields  of  late, 
  Made  emulous  missions'  mongst  the  gods  themselves. 
  2.  That  with  which  a  messenger  or  agent  is  charged;  an 
  errand;  business  or  duty  on  which  one  is  sent;  a 
  How  to  begin,  how  to  accomplish  best  His  end  of 
  being  on  earth,  and  mission  high.  --Milton. 
  3.  Persons  sent;  any  number  of  persons  appointed  to  perform 
  any  service;  a  delegation;  an  embassy. 
  In  these  ships  there  should  be  a  mission  of  three  of 
  the  fellows  or  brethren  of  Solomon's  house.  --Bacon. 
  4.  An  assotiation  or  organization  of  missionaries;  a  station 
  or  residence  of  missionaries. 
  5.  An  organization  for  worship  and  work  dependent  on  one  or 
  more  churches. 
  6.  A  course  of  extraordinary  sermons  and  services  at  a 
  particular  place  and  time  for  the  special  purpose  of 
  quickening  the  faith  and  zeal  participants,  and  of 
  converting  unbelievers.  --Addis  &  Arnold. 
  7.  Dismission;  discharge  from  service.  [Obs.] 
  {Mission  school}. 
  a  A  school  connected  with  a  mission  and  conducted  by 
  b  A  school  for  the  religious  instruction  of  children  not 
  having  regular  church  privileges. 
  Syn:  Message;  errand;  commission;  deputation. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mission  \Mis"sion\,  v.  t. 
  To  send  on  a  mission.  [Mostly  used  in  the  form  of  the  past 
  participle.]  --Keats. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  organization  of  missionaries  in  a  foreign  land  sent  to 
  carry  on  religious  work  [syn:  {missionary  post},  {missionary 
  station},  {foreign  mission}] 
  2:  an  operation  that  is  assigned  by  a  higher  headquarters;  "the 
  planes  were  on  a  bombing  mission"  [syn:  {military  mission}] 
  3:  a  task  that  has  been  assigned  to  a  person  or  group  "a 
  confidential  mission  to  London";  "his  charge  was  deliver  a 
  message"  [syn:  {charge},  {commission}] 
  4:  the  organized  work  of  a  religious  missionary  [syn:  {missionary 
  5:  a  group  of  representatives  or  delegates  [syn:  {deputation}, 
  {commission},  {delegation},  {delegacy}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Mission,  KS  (city,  FIPS  47225) 
  Location:  39.02670  N,  94.65670  W 
  Population  (1990):  9504  (5239  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66205 
  Mission,  OR  (CDP,  FIPS  49000) 
  Location:  45.66709  N,  118.67181  W 
  Population  (1990):  664  (240  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Mission,  SD  (city,  FIPS  42940) 
  Location:  43.30647  N,  100.66045  W 
  Population  (1990):  730  (272  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57555 
  Mission,  TX  (city,  FIPS  48768) 
  Location:  26.21145  N,  98.31689  W 
  Population  (1990):  28653  (10658  housing  units) 
  Area:  36.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 

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