Definitions for ambassadoræmˈbæs ə dər, -ˌdɔr
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
am•bas•sa•doræmˈbæs ə dər, -ˌdɔr(n.)
a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative (ambas′sador extraor′dinary and plenipoten′tiary), or sent on a special or temporary mission.
a diplomatic official serving as permanent head of a country's mission to the United Nations or some other international organization.
an authorized messenger or representative.
Origin of ambassador:
1325–75; ME am-, embass(i)adour < AF ambassateur, ambassaduer < It ambassatore
a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
an informal representative
"an ambassador of good will"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
ambassador(noun)æmˈbæs ə dər, -ˌdɔr
a country's highest ranking diplomat in another country
the Russian ambassador to China
A trick to duck some ignorant fellow or landsman, frequently played on board ships in the warm latitudes. It is thus managed: A large tub is filled with water, and two stools placed on each side of it. Over the whole is thrown a tarpaulin, or old sail: this is kept tight by two persons, who are to represent the king and queen of a foreign country, and are seated on the stools. The person intended to be ducked plays the Ambassador, and after repeating a ridiculous speech dictated to him, is led in great form up to the throne, and seated between the king and queen, who rising suddenly as soon as he is seated, he falls backwards into the tub of water. (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue)
A minister of the highest rank sent to a foreign court to represent there his sovereign or country.
An official messenger and representative.
A corporate representative, often the public face of the company.
alt. of Embassador
An Ambassador is an official envoy; especially, a highest ranking diplomat who represents a State and is usually accredited to another sovereign State, or to an international organization as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment. The word is also often used more liberally for persons who are known, without national appointment, to represent certain professions, activities and fields of endeavor. In its most common use, the term usually applies to the ranking government representative stationed in a foreign capital. The host country typically allows the ambassador control of specific territory called an embassy, whose territory, staff, and even vehicles are generally afforded diplomatic immunity in the host country. The equivalent to an Ambassador exchanged among members of the Commonwealth of Nations are known as High Commissioners. The "Ambassadors" of the Holy See are known as Papal or Apostolic Nuncios. As formally defined and recognized at the Congress of Vienna, ambassadors were originally regarded as personal representatives of their country's chief executive rather than of the whole country, and their rank entitled them to meet personally with the head of state of the host country. Since 1945 all nations have been recognized as equals, and ambassadors or their equivalents are sent to all countries with which diplomatic relations are maintained. Before the development of modern communications, ambassadors were entrusted with extensive powers; they have since been reduced to spokespeople for their foreign offices.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
"an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth" (Wotton).
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Translations for ambassador
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the government minister appointed to act for his government in another country
the British Ambassador to Italy.
- embaixadorPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Botschafter(in)German
- embajador; embajadoraSpanish
- ambassadeur, driceFrench
- duta besarIndonesian
- ambasciatore, ambasciatriceItalian
- sendemann, ambassadørNorwegian
- veľvyslanec, -kyňaSlovak
- 大使Chinese (Trad.)
- посол, посланникUkrainian
- سفیر ، ایلچیUrdu
- Đại sứVietnamese
- 大使Chinese (Simp.)
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