Definitions for Emissaryˈɛm əˌsɛr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

em•is•sar•yˈɛm əˌsɛr i(n.; adj.)(pl.)-sar•ies

  1. (n.)a representative sent on a mission; delegate.

  2. an agent sent on a secret mission.

  3. (adj.)pertaining to an emissary.

Origin of emissary:

1595–1605; < L ēmissārius=ēmiss(us), ptp. of ēmittere (see emit ) +-ārius -ary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emissary, envoy(noun)

    someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else


  1. emissary(Noun)

    An agent sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else.

  2. emissary(Noun)

    A venous channel in the skull.

  3. Origin: From emissarius directly or via émissaire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emissary(noun)

    an agent employed to advance, in a covert manner, the interests of his employers; one sent out by any power that is at war with another, to create dissatisfaction among the people of the latter

  2. Emissary(adj)

    exploring; spying

  3. Emissary(adj)

    applied to the veins which pass out of the cranium through apertures in its walls


  1. Emissary

    "Emissary" is the first and second episodes, comprising the pilot, of the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. A new crew takes command of an abandoned space station and makes an astonishing discovery that will change the galaxy.


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