What does embassy mean?

Definitions for embassyˈɛm bə si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word embassy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embassy(noun)

    a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work

  2. embassy(noun)

    an ambassador and his entourage collectively


  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

  4. Origin: [OF. ambasse, embasce, LL. ambasciata, fr. ambasciare for ambactiare to go on a mission, fr. L. ambactus vassal, dependent, of Celtic or German origin; cf. W. amaeth husbandman, Goth. andbahts servant, G. amt office, OHG. ambaht. Cf. Ambassador.]


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embassy

    em′bas-i, n. the charge or function of an ambassador: the person or persons sent on an undertaking.—ns. Em′bassade, Em′bassage (same as Ambassage); Embass′ador (same as Ambassador).

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embassy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embassy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lukman Faily:

    The Embassy staff and I offer our prayers for the safety of the pilot and to The Embassy staff family which is anxiously waiting an update on his status.

  2. Julia Mason:

    A representative from the Swedish Embassy … last visited Mr. Warmbier on March 2, 2016, we are in regular, close coordination with representatives of the Embassy of Sweden.

  3. Vicki Huddleston:

    Most Americans who visit Cuba seem to think there's no relationship, there's just a tiny room in the Swiss Embassy. And every day they are driving past the old embassy, but they don't know there's an embassy because there's no flag.

  4. Dean Heller:

    I will continue urging every U.S. President to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the U.S. has already committed to doing. I will be pushing for my bill, the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, until this becomes a reality.

  5. Lieutenant General Nattorn Prohsunthorn:

    We tried to interrogate David but he would not speak to us and asked to speak to his embassy, yesterday the Canadian embassy came to see him. We think the Canadians would like to send him back to Canada but first we need to follow Thai legal procedure.

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