A body of persons sent to conduct negotiations or establish relations with a foreign country. The business with which such a body of persons is charged. A permanent diplomatic office abroad. A body of experts or dignitaries sent to a foreign country. A body of persons sent to a foreign land by a religious organization, especially a Christian organization, to spread its faith or provide educational, medical, and other assistance. A mission established abroad. The district assigned to a mission worker. A building or compound housing a mission. An organization for carrying on missionary work in a territory. Missionary duty or work. A Christian church or congregation with no cleric of its own that depends for support on a larger religious organization. A series of special Christian services for purposes of proselytizing. A welfare or educational organization established for the needy people of a district. A special assignment given to a person or group: an agent on a secret mission. A combat operation assigned to a person or military unit. An aerospace operation intended to carry out specific program objectives: a mission to Mars. An inner calling to pursue an activity or perform a service; a vocation. To send on a mission. To organize or establish a religious mission among or in. Of or relating to a mission. Of or relating to a style of architecture or furniture used in the early Spanish missions of California. Of, relating to, or having the distinctive qualities of an early 20th-century style of plain, heavy, dark-stained wood furniture.