What does envoy mean?

Definitions for envoyˈɛn vɔɪ, ˈɑn-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. envoy, envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary(noun)

    a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador

  2. emissary, envoy(noun)

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

  3. envoy, envoi(noun)

    a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry


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  4. envoy(Noun)

    a short stanza at the end of a poem

Webster Dictionary

  1. Envoy(noun)

    one dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger; esp., a person deputed by a sovereign or a government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign sovereign or government; a minister accredited to a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an ambassador

  2. Envoy(noun)

    an explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also in the French from, l'envoi

  3. Origin: [F. envoy envoy, fr. envoyer to send; pref. en- (L. in) + voie way, L. via: cf. F. envoi an envoy (in sense 2). See Voyage, and cf. Invoice.]


  1. Envoy

    In computing, Envoy was a proprietary portable document file format marketed by WordPerfect Corporation, created as a competitor for Acrobat Pro. It was introduced by Tumbleweed Communications Corporation in 1993 and shipped with WordPerfect Office in March 1994. An Envoy file could be created by the use of a special printer driver in WordPerfect. The resulting document could be viewed in a separate viewer application, the Envoy Distributable Viewer, which also worked as a web browser plugin. Unlike Adobe PDF, the file format was not publicly documented. Envoy failed to make any headway against PDF, and is largely now unused. Some have reported success in reading Envoy documents by printing to PostScript from the Envoy Distributable Viewer, then converting the PostScript file to a PDF. The PostScript file can also be viewed directly using a viewer such as GhostScript.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Envoy

    en′voi, n. a messenger, esp. one sent to transact business with a foreign government: a diplomatic minister of the second order.—n. En′voyship. [For Fr. envoyéenvoyer, to send.]

  2. Envoy

    Envoi, en′voi, n. the concluding part of a poem or a book: the author's final words, esp. now the short stanza concluding a poem written in certain archaic metrical forms. [O. Fr. envoyeenvoiier, to send—en voie, on the way—L. in, on, via, a way.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of envoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of envoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Omar Hmeidan:

    We have asked the U.N. envoy for an official position on the appointment of a war criminal as the commander of the Libyan army.

  2. Adib Shishakly:

    You cannot send a U.N. envoy without political backing of the big players in the U.N. Security Council. De Mistura does not have the tools.

  3. Adib Shishakly:

    The whole de Mistura thing has been a waste of time. It has been a way of the international community saying they are doing something when actually it means nothing, you cannot send a U.N. envoy without political backing of the big players in the U.N. Security Council. De Mistura does not have the tools.

  4. Kenji Hashimoto:

    Given the number of Envoy pilots flowing through to American each month or leaving due to normal attrition, Envoy will not have the pilots we need to fly our 2015 schedule, Without a cost-effective pilot agreement in place, Envoy will not secure new jets and faces challenges in recruiting new pilots without the promise of a renewed fleet.

  5. Sean Penn:

    (Clinton) sat on a log in the center of a community of 60,000 displaced Haitians for hours, asking questions…What did they need? How could he help?... He focused on, and learned about those in need, and he showed them respect, and acknowledged their dignity… As UN Special Envoy to Haiti, he shepherded more than six billion dollars in disbursements and debt-forgiveness following the earthquake. Haiti and J/P HRO are grateful for his commitment.

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