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.

    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. 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.

    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. 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.

    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. embassy(Noun)

    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. 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

    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. Embassy(noun)

    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. Embassy(noun)

    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. David Friedman:

    That's on the list of things to do in terms of the overall transition of the embassy, my apartment in Jerusalem, I've been told, is not an eligible opportunity, so it won't be that, but it's something we're still working on.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    And he had more than that particular embassy in mind.

  3. Richard Grenell:

    The presidents recognition of Pride Month and his tweet encouraging our decriminalization campaign gives me even more pride to once again march in the Berlin Pride parade, hang a huge banner on the side of the Embassy recognizing our pride, host multiple events at the Embassy and the residence, and fly the gay pride flag.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Israel prepared enthusiastically Sunday for the formal embassy opening with a gala party at its Foreign Ministry that included Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and other U.S. officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump's December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do. Thank President Trump, President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and The United States stronger than ever.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Mnuchin said. Israel gets ready to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. ( AP) The treasury secretary’s comments come amid celebration and mass protests in Israel and Gaza leading up to Monday’s festivities. Israel prepared enthusiastically Sunday for the formal embassy opening with a gala party at its Foreign Ministry that included President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, President Trump daughter Ivanka husband Jared Kushner, and other U.S. officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump's December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do. Thank you, President President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever.

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