Definitions for Embassy
ˈɛm bə siem·bassy
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a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work
an ambassador and his entourage collectively
The function or duty of an ambassador.
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.
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.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Fresh embassy and suits,
Nor from the state nor private friends, hereafter,
Will I lend ear to. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
When he was at Newcastle he sent a solemn embassage unto James III. king of Scotland, to treat and conclude a peace with him. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
The peace polluted thus, a chosen band
He first commissions to the Latian land,
In threat’ning embassy. John Dryden, Æn.
He sends the angels on embassies with his decrees. Taylor.
A bird was made fly with such art to carry a written embassage among the ladies, that one might say, if a live bird, how taught? If dead, how made? Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Nimble mischance, that art so light of foot,
Doth not thy embassage belong to me?
And am I last that know it. William Shakespeare, Richard II.
A diplomatic mission or foreign mission is a group of people from a state or organization present in another state to represent the sending state or organization officially in the receiving or host state. In practice, the phrase usually denotes an embassy, which is the main office of a country's diplomatic representatives to another country; it is usually, but not necessarily, based in the receiving state's capital city. Consulates, on the other hand, are smaller diplomatic missions that are normally located in major cities of the receiving state (but can be located in the capital, typically when the sending country has no embassy in the receiving state). As well as being a diplomatic mission to the country in which it is situated, an embassy may also be a nonresident permanent mission to one or more other countries.The term embassy is sometimes used interchangeably with chancery, the physical office or site of a diplomatic mission. Consequently, the terms "embassy residence" and "embassy office" are used to distinguish between the ambassador's residence and the chancery.
An embassy is a diplomatic mission or a permanent diplomatic post located in a foreign country where a group of officials, led by an ambassador, represent and safeguard the interests of their home country. It serves as a place for diplomatic communication between the two countries, providing services such as visa processing, citizen assistance, and cultural exchanges.
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
the person or persons sent as ambassadors or envoys; the ambassador and his suite; envoys
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.]
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
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).
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Embassy' in Nouns Frequency: #2256
The numerical value of Embassy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Embassy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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.
The security outside the perimeter of the embassy is conducted by security personnel hired by the embassy, and the Bolivarian National Police.The infrastructure of the embassy can stand a certain level of external armed attacks, and there are areas for aerial evacuations via helicopter, so, the embassy stand a great location and capacity to hold for some time a potential external attack, conducted by the Venezuelan armed forces or its supporters.
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.
Every lawmaker living inside an embassy is a permanent reminder for that country, its media and its people that Nicols Maduro isnt just a problem for Venezuelans, imagine if Nancy Pelosi had to run to an embassy because President Trump wanted to send her to prison, or the head of congress in France had to hide inside the Spanish embassy because of Macron.
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.
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- səfirlik, elçilikAzerbaijani
- ambaixadaCatalan, Valencian
- velvyslanectví, ambasádaCzech
- ambasadorejo, ambasadoEsperanto
- سفارتخانه, سفارتPersian
- राजदूतावास, दूतावासHindi
- kedutaan, kedutaan besarIndonesian
- 大使館, 대사관Korean
- sefaret, ambasad, balyozxane, konsolosxaneKurdish
- посольство, элчиликKyrgyz
- whare māngaiMāori
- элчин сайдын яам, элчин яамMongolian
- သံရုံး, သံBurmese
- минӕварадOssetian, Ossetic
- veleposlanstvo, амбасада, велепосланство, ambasadaSerbo-Croatian
- రాయబార కార్యాలయంTelugu
- сафорат, сафоратхона, элчихонаTajik
- saforat, ilçihanaTurkmen
- sefarethane, elçilikTurkish
- سفارت خانہUrdu
- tòa đại sứ, đại sứ quánVietnamese
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