Definitions for embassyˈɛm bə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

em•bas•syˈɛm bə si(n.)(pl.)-sies.

  1. the official headquarters of an ambassador.

    Category: Government

  2. the function or office of an ambassador.

    Category: Government

  3. a mission headed by an ambassador.

    Category: Government

  4. a body of persons sent on a diplomatic mission.

    Category: Government

Origin of embassy:

1570–80; var. of ambassy < MF ambassee蠐 OPr ambaissada, ult. der., via Gmc of Gallo-L ambactus retainer, servant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embassy(noun)

    a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work

  2. embassy(noun)

    an ambassador and his entourage collectively

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. embassy(noun)ˈɛm bə si

    a building where official representatives of another country work, or the people who work there

    the Australian Embassy in London; to go to the embassy for a new passport

Wiktionary

  1. embassy(Noun)

    The function or duty of an ambassador.

  2. embassy(Noun)

    An organization or group of officials who permanently represent a sovereign state in a second sovereign state or with respect to an international organization such as the United Nations.

    The American embassy to France is located in Paris.

  3. embassy(Noun)

    A temporary mission representing a sovereign state.

    The Japanese embassy to the United States traveled to Washington, D.C., where it was received by , before continuing on to New York and then returning to Japan, making several stops on the way.

  4. embassy(Noun)

    The official residence of such a group, or of an ambassador.

  5. Origin: Variant form of ambassy, from ambassée, from ambascee, enbassee, from ambasciata, from ambayassada (compare ambaissada), from ambaissa, from * (as hostages were used to seal pacts), from ambahtijaz, from * (compare amos, amsach, amaeth). More at ambassador.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embassy(noun)

    the public function of an ambassador; the charge or business intrusted to an ambassador or to envoys; a public message to; foreign court concerning state affairs; hence, any solemn message

  2. Embassy(noun)

    the person or persons sent as ambassadors or envoys; the ambassador and his suite; envoys

  3. Embassy(noun)

    the residence or office of an ambassador

Freebase

  1. Embassy

    Embassy is a brand of cigarettes from Imperial Tobacco. First sold in 1914 and relaunched as a coupon brand in 1962, in 1976 they were invited to sponsor the World Snooker Championships, which they did from then until 2005 at which time they had to pull out due to the UK government's ban on tobacco sponsorship. When the Embassy brand was launched, more effort was put into developing and launching it than any other previous cigarette brand. Embassy Filter was introduced in 1962 and, by the late 1960s, was the most popular brand of cigarette in the UK, taking 24% of the market in 1968. In 2001, Embassy No. 1 had a 3.1% share of the UK licit cigarette market, and an estimated 4.8% share of the illicit market. In 2004, Embassy accounted for 24% of the premium segment of the UK market. Former snooker world champion, the late Alex Higgins sued the makers of Embassy in 1999, claiming that the encouragement from the sponsors to smoke Embassy cigarettes, and the free cigarettes given to players had contributed to him contracting throat cancer. Embassy is currently one of the most expensive cigarette brands in the UK with prices ranging from £7.50 - £8.00 per pack of 20, it also has a sister brand, named Embassy Regal

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embassy' in Nouns Frequency: #2256


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

embassy(noun)

(the official residence of) an ambassador and his staff

the American embassy in London.

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