a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
an informal representative
"an ambassador of good will"
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.
An ambassador is an official envoy, especially a high-ranking diplomat who represents a state and is usually accredited to another sovereign state or to an international organization as the resident representative of their 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 such as sales. An ambassador is 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 vehicles are generally afforded diplomatic immunity in the host country. Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, an ambassador has the highest diplomatic rank. Countries may choose to maintain diplomatic relations at a lower level by appointing a chargé d'affaires in place of an ambassador. 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.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
am-bas′a-dur, n. a diplomatic minister of the highest order sent by one sovereign power to another:—fem. Ambass′adress.—adj. Ambassadō′rial.—n. Ambass′adorship.—n. Ambass′age—now usually Embassage, the position, or the business, of an ambassador: a number of men despatched on an embassy or mission.—Ambassador Extraordinary, an ambassador sent on a special occasion, as distinguished from the ordinary or resident ambassador. [It. ambasciadore—L. ambactus, derived by Grimm from Goth. andbahts, a servant, whence Ger. amt, office; by Zeuss and others traced to a Celtic source, and identified with W. amaeth, a husbandman.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
"an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth" (Wotton).
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Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A practical joke performed on board ship in warm climates, in which the dupes are unmercifully ducked in the wash-deck tub:-- "And he was wash'd, who ne'er was wash'd before."
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Ambassador' in Nouns Frequency: #2417
The numerical value of Ambassador in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Ambassador in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I joined the (Cameroonian) governor of the area ... the leading U.N. official who manages the humanitarian and development response and Ambassador Hoza, and we visited with the boy's family to offer our profound condolences.
We are asking the court to reconsider its ruling so Ambassador Ramirez can have the chance to defend himself in court, an option he has so far been denied.
Jared's only meeting with Ambassador Kislyak took place during the transition, as has been reported. He met hundreds of people on the campaign and may have shaken the Ambassador's hand prior to an April 2016 speech on foreign policy by the President.
The Chinese government's decision to prevent the foreign affairs committee entering Hong Kong is an insult to the House of Commons and the UK as a whole, the British government should react more strongly to this unprecedented and overtly confrontational act, including by summoning the Chinese Ambassador to the FCO (Foreign Office).
The National Hockey League family is saddened to learn of the passing of George Armstrong, for 70 years, he represented his beloved Maple Leafs and the entire NHL with class and distinction as a player, coach, executive and ambassador.
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- سفير, سفراءArabic
- сәфир, سفیر, elçi, səfirAzerbaijani
- пратеник, посланикBulgarian
- ambaixadorCatalan, Valencian
- ambasadorino, ambasadoroEsperanto
- embajadora, embajadorSpanish
- سفیر, آمباسادور, ایلچیPersian
- lähettiläs, suurlähettiläsFinnish
- ambassadeur, ambassadriceFrench
- embaixador, embaixadoraGalician
- שגרירה, שַׁגְרִיר, שגרירHebrew
- duta, duta besarIndonesian
- sendiherra, ambassadörIcelandic
- ambasciatrice, ambasciatoreItalian
- 大使, 대사Korean
- sefîr, ambasador, balyoz, بالیۆزKurdish
- māngai, māngai kāwanatangaMāori
- элчин сайдMongolian
- duta, duta besar, دوتاMalay
- ambassadeur, gezantDutch
- ambassadørNorwegian Nynorsk
- naalchiʼíNavajo, Navaho
- ambaissairitz, ambaissadorOccitan
- embaixador, representante, embaixadoraPortuguese
- посо́л, ПосолRussian
- veleposlanica, ambasador, велепосланик, велепосланица, амбасадор, veleposlanik, izaslanikSerbo-Croatian
- තානාපතිSinhala, Sinhalese
- veleposlanik, ambasadorSlovene
- moambasadaraSouthern Sotho
- сафир, элчӣTajik
- ilçi, илчиTurkmen
- elçi, büyükelçiTurkish
- ئەلچىUyghur, Uighur
- әлчи, elchiUzbek
- đại sứ, 大使Vietnamese
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