What does Embassy mean?

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ˈɛm bə siEmbassy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embassynoun

    a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work

  2. embassynoun

    an ambassador and his entourage collectively

Wiktionary

  1. embassynoun

    The function or duty of an ambassador.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. embassynoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. embassynoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. embassynoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Embassynoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Embassynoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Embassynoun

    the residence or office of an ambassador

    Etymology: [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.]

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

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).

Editors Contribution

  1. embassy

    A type of unity government building with specific unity government accountability and responsibility.

    The embassy were responsible for processing visas.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Embassy in a Sentence

  1. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    This embassy and this special compound is a very special place: Since Britain acquired it in 1869, it has witnessed great moments both in the history of Iran and of Britain.

  2. Francis Mwijukye:

    He had just left his home this morning going to the American Embassy for a meeting with the Ambassador when police intercepted him and ordered him either to return home or be arrested, he refused to return home and was immediately arrested and taken to Nagalama Police Post.

  3. Gordon Chang:

    What they have done is really Gods work, over a long period of time, this group has been able to do some very important things that governments have not wanted to do and have not been able to do. And also we know that the group took thumb drives out of the North Korean embassy in Madrid, they gave them to the FBI and this is important because North Korean embassies are really centers of crime. North Korea raises money through criminal activities, which are centered on the embassies. I am sure that we found a lot of information about how North Korea launders money through Europe, because of the information this group gave to federal authorities.

  4. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    In fact, it reinforces the need to move forward with re-establishing diplomatic relations because opening that embassy, we believe, will advance our human rights agenda by opening up channels of official engagement.

  5. Hossein Rassam:

    In the case of the British embassy we are not aware of any legal action taking place against the aggressors, although months later (the Supreme Leader) Ayatollah Khamenei criticized the move, the attackers walked free and nothing happened to them more than a gentle slap on the hand.

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