mission Definition

an important task or job that someone is given to do, especially one that involves travelling somewhere.

Using mission: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "mission" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The mission of the team was to find a cure for the disease.

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    The astronauts were on a mission to explore the moon.

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    The company's mission is to provide affordable healthcare to everyone.

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    The soldier was sent on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines.

mission Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for mission

Idioms Using mission

  • determined to achieve a particular goal or objective


    She's on a mission to lose weight before her wedding day.

  • a task or goal that is extremely difficult or impossible to achieve


    Trying to finish this project by tomorrow is like a mission impossible.

  • the gradual expansion of a project or mission beyond its original scope or goals


    The project started out as a simple website redesign, but it quickly turned into a mission creep with additional features and requirements.

Phrases with mission

  • a phrase used to signify the completion of a task or goal


    After months of hard work, we can finally say 'mission accomplished'.

  • refers to a task or process that is essential to the success of an organization or project


    The IT department is responsible for maintaining the mission-critical systems of the company.

  • a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual


    The mission statement of our company is to provide high-quality products at affordable prices.

Origins of mission

from Latin 'missio', meaning 'a sending'


Summary: mission in Brief

The term 'mission' [ˈmɪʃən] refers to an important task or job, often involving travel. It can be a military operation, space exploration, or a company's goal. Phrases like 'mission accomplished' and 'mission critical' denote the completion or importance of a task, while 'mission statement' summarizes the values and aims of an organization. Idioms like 'on a mission' and 'mission impossible' express determination and difficulty, respectively.

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