• WordNet 3.6
    • n missioner someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
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Mission Settee Made of Quarter-Sawed Oak Mission Settee Made of Quarter-Sawed Oak

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission
    • n Missioner A missionary; an envoy; one who conducts a mission. See Mission n., 6. "Like mighty missioner you come."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: From 70 to 80 percent of all ripe olives are grown in California's approximately 35,000 acres. In the 1700s, Franciscan monks brought olives to Mexico and then into California by way of the missions. The first cuttings were planted in 1769 at the San Diego Mission. Commercial cultivation of California olives began in the late 1800s. Today, anywhere from 80,000 to 160,000 tons of olives are produced in California each year.
    • n missioner One sent on a mission; an envoy.
    • n missioner A missionary.
    • n missioner One engaged in holding special religious services at a chapel or other place appendant to and supported by a mother church or religious society; specifically, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, a priest or member of a religious order devoted to the holding of missions. See mission, n., 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ghengis Kahn's first conquered land was an act of retaliation. Kahn sent a group of traders on a peaceful mission to Transoxiana. The governor there beheaded their leader and sent the others back to Kahn with their beards cut off. So Kahn attacked them and continued to onward until most of Asia and Europe were his.
    • Missioner one who conducts a series of special mission services
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Life without meaning cannot be borne. We find a mission to which we're sworn”
  • Pat Riley
    “Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.”
  • Richard Bach
    “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.”
  • Richard Bach
    “How do you know if your mission in life is finished? If you're still alive, it isn't.”
  • Mourning Dove
    Mourning Dove
    “Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.”


On a mission - Being on a mission refers to acting in a determined way and so focus in doing something that he/she is oblivious of anything else around him/her.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. mission-emmittĕre, to send.


In literature:

The mission entrusted to him called for varied qualifications, rarely to be met with in a sailor.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The missions multiplied rapidly.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
Jesuit missions in 1656.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
The Indian has been giving liberally to missions outside of his own little land.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
Southern Church Missions: Rev.
"The American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 1, January, 1896" by Various
Miss Hume, who was from 1893 to 1896 connected with our mission work in New Orleans, died early in June.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
With a sorrowful heart at the result of his mission he left England.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
One of the women of the mission showed the committee three little girls, mere babies, who had been rescued by the mission.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
This detachment should be the smallest consistent with its purely protective mission.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
"The American Missionary--Volume 49, No. 02, February, 1895" by Various
"The American Missionary -- Volume 50, No. 05, May, 1896" by Various
Was the mission of Elijah and his successor permanently effective?
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
There is a great opportunity for mission work among the Turis.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
In 1661 had charge of the mission to the Cree tribes, and in 1672 spent some time in the mission of Sault Ste.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
All these innovations the Mahdi justified by the divinity of his mission.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
In the meantime, seven other missions had been established at various stations in southeastern Alaska.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
You took me to the Presbyterian mission.
"East of Suez" by William Somerset Maugham
But life seemed to demand orderly forms, discipline instead of freedom, an occupation instead of a mission.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
Later the mission is moved to Pao, and finally to Manaoag.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
Two members of an Ethiopian mission came into Isisi by the back way.
"Sanders of the River" by Edgar Wallace

In poetry:

The seal is broken, the mystery tell;
You have read the letters, what do they tell?
Do they tell you the story they told that day
To me, in the Mission old and gray—
The Mission Carmel at Monterey?
"To Revenita (11)" by Madge Morris Wagner
Thou didst not come as many came,
Alone to fill thy purse with gold,
Thy mission and thy noble aim,
God's glorious Gospel to unfold,
And through His aid, to seek and save
The lost and wrecked on ruin's wave.
"A Holy Messenger" by James Madison Bell
To everyone a gift is given and a problem set.
There's a mission to fulfill, a challenge to be met...
A special work to carry out that no one else can do--
A task to be accomplished, and to this we must be true.
"Passing the Test" by Patience Strong
The other murderers troop in yawning;
Three of them play Pitch, one sleeps, and one
Lies counting missions, lies there sweating
Till even his heart beats: One; One; One.
O murderers! . . . Still, this is how it's done:
"Eighth Air Force" by Randall Jarrell
And as a last hope, two night searches were planned,
And each party with well lighted lamps in hand
Started on their perilous mission, Mr Mackonochie to try and find,
In the midst of driving hail, and the howling wind.
"The Tragic Death of the Rev. A.H. Mackonochie" by William Topaz McGonagall
Unseen, yet seen, on heights of visions,
Above all praise and world derisions,
His spirit and his deathless brood
Of dreams fare on, a multitude,
While on the pillar of great missions
His name and place are granite-hewed.
"The Poet" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The Belly Dance Studio's mission to provide women with wellness classes that help to strengthen the body and the soul.
Several patrons were on the Mission Beach ride as it was stopped.
Jim Gant points to his 2003 mission in Afghanistan as proof that the US military can -- and should -- work alongside Afghan tribes in the fight against the insurgency.
Motorcycle ride Sunday to benefit Victory Mission.
View spraying missions in Vietnam by date and location.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD A Thanksgiving meal is prepared at Seashore Mission in Biloxi on Thursday, November 22, 2012 AMANDA MCCOY — SUN HERALD Buy Photo.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD A Thanksgiving meal is prepared at Seashore Mission in Biloxi on Thursday, November 22, 2012 AMANDA MCCOY — SUN HERALD.
A yoga instructor and activist, Seane Corn has made it her mission to bring awareness to the HIV/AIDS crisis.
A router was arguably the most mission-critical technology purchase I could make.
Blackwood mother and daughter on a mission after heroin death.
PM's mission to India spurs optimism for B.C.
Her strong leadership, commitment to our mission and...
Mission businessman , others convicted in drug case.
San Francisco's Mission District Has It All.
Bounty of the season — Charities need help carrying out their mission.

In science:

The design which is chosen is a simplified copy of the architecture developed for the P lanck mission since the coolest elements are two Si:As arrays and the two filter wheels, operating at ∼ 5 K.
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
Other aspects as filter wheels, infrared detectors, cryo-generators, are common to other infrared space missions.
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
The operations are closer to those of a space observatory like H erschel than of all-sky survey missions such as P lanck .
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
Below we present only a partial list of these missions.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Extension to higher accuracy in an orbital mission is under study.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
ACES is jointly funded by ESA and CNES and is being prepared for a flight to the ISS in 2013-14 for the planned mission duration of 18 months (see discussion in ).
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
FIG. 8: The progress in the tests of the LPI since the early 1950s and anticipated performance of the ESA’s ACES mission.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
The ESA’s ACES mission is expected to improve the results of the LPI tests (see Fig. 8).
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
The mission places four small spacecraft in 80,000 km circular orbits around the Earth with all spacecraft being in the same plane.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
If implemented, the missions discussed above could significantly advance research in fundamental physics.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Nordtvedt, Science, technology and mission design for the laser astrometric test of relativity mission, in Lasers, Clocks, and Drag-Free: Technologies for Future Exploration in Space and Tests of Gravity, edited by H.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Additionally, publicly available archive data from X-ray satellite missions were searched for our program stars to obtain X-ray luminosities.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
The complementary instruments are well identified but unfortunately this mission will not be scheduled in ESA before 2020 due to the delay of the Solar Orbiter mission.
Laboratory performances of the solar multichannel resonant scattering spectrometer prototype of the GOLF-New Generation instrument
It has been studied for the mission Darwin 2 proposed to ESA as well as for the mission TPF-I (Terrestrial Planet Finder - Interferometry)3 proposed to NASA.
Tests of achromatic phase shifters performed on the SYNAPSE test bench: a progress report
The SNAP mission, like other candidate dark energy missions, would be at the L2 Earth-Sun Lagrange point, and we use the radiation flux there as the baseline for the flux experienced by a dark energy mission. A dark energy observatory will experience significant radiation exposure at L2, primarily from solar protons.
The effects of charge transfer inefficiency (CTI) on galaxy shape measurements