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Definition of mission verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mission

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪʃn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mission
BrE BrE//ˈmɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪʃn//
 
he / she / it missions
BrE BrE//ˈmɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪʃnz//
 
past simple missioned
BrE BrE//ˈmɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪʃnd//
 
past participle missioned
BrE BrE//ˈmɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪʃnd//
 
-ing form missioning
BrE BrE//ˈmɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to go on a long and difficult journey, especially one that involves going to many different places We had to mission round all the bars until we found him. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting the sending of the Holy Spirit into the world): from Latin missio(n-), from mittere ‘send’.