Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mission

5 senses of mission

Sense 1
mission, missionary post, missionary station, foreign mission -- (an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work)
       => nongovernmental organization, NGO -- (an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government)

Sense 2
mission, military mission -- (an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission")
       => operation, military operation -- (activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force")

Sense 3
mission, charge, commission -- (a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message")
       => assignment, duty assignment -- (a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty")

Sense 4
mission, missionary work -- (the organized work of a religious missionary)
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Sense 5
deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission -- (a group of representatives or delegates)
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

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