Definition of Spanish Mission in US English:

Spanish Mission


  • as modifier Denoting a style of architecture characteristic of the Catholic missions in Spanish America.

    • ‘Interest in the Spanish Mission style culminated with the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego.’
    • ‘Long regarded as the most Asian city outside of the Orient, San Francisco now has two Chinatowns as well as a Little Italy, a Spanish Mission District and a Japanese quarter known as Nihonmachi, one of the great eating towns of the world.’