What does embassy mean?

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ˈɛm bə siem·bassy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embassy(noun)

    a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work

  2. embassy(noun)

    an ambassador and his entourage collectively

Wiktionary

  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.]

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).

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say embassy in sign language?

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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. Mahathir Mohamad:

    Yes, we will reopen the embassy.

  2. Sebastian Magnusson:

    The embassy is, of course, working on this.

  3. United States:

    We think it's important to protect the embassy.

  4. Russias Foreign Ministry:

    Were ready to give the American embassy a map of Russia.

  5. Berat Buzhala:

    I alerted the U.S. embassy and gave them his (Ferizi's) name.

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