on a mission

Definition of on a mission

:undertaking a task that one considers to be a very important duty
  • She's on a mission to locate her lost sister.

Word by Word Definitions

mission play
  1. : the act or an instance of sending

  2. : a ministry commissioned by a religious organization to propagate (see propagate 3b) its faith or carry on humanitarian work

  3. : assignment to or work in a field of missionary enterprise

  1. : to send on or entrust with a mission

  2. : to carry on a religious mission among or in

  1. : of or relating to a style used in the early Spanish missions of the southwestern U.S.

  2. : of, relating to, or having the characteristic of a style of plain heavy usually oak furniture originating in the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century


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