What does envoy mean?

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ˈɛn vɔɪ, ˈɑn-en·voy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. envoy, envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiarynoun

    a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador

  2. emissary, envoynoun

    someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else

  3. envoy, envoinoun

    a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry


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  4. envoynoun

    a short stanza at the end of a poem

Webster Dictionary

  1. Envoynoun

    one dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger; esp., a person deputed by a sovereign or a government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign sovereign or government; a minister accredited to a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an ambassador

    Etymology: [F. envoy envoy, fr. envoyer to send; pref. en- (L. in) + voie way, L. via: cf. F. envoi an envoy (in sense 2). See Voyage, and cf. Invoice.]

  2. Envoynoun

    an explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also in the French from, l'envoi

    Etymology: [F. envoy envoy, fr. envoyer to send; pref. en- (L. in) + voie way, L. via: cf. F. envoi an envoy (in sense 2). See Voyage, and cf. Invoice.]


  1. Envoy

    In computing, Envoy was a proprietary portable document file format marketed by WordPerfect Corporation, created as a competitor for Acrobat Pro. It was introduced by Tumbleweed Communications Corporation in 1993 and shipped with WordPerfect Office in March 1994. An Envoy file could be created by the use of a special printer driver in WordPerfect. The resulting document could be viewed in a separate viewer application, the Envoy Distributable Viewer, which also worked as a web browser plugin. Unlike Adobe PDF, the file format was not publicly documented. Envoy failed to make any headway against PDF, and is largely now unused. Some have reported success in reading Envoy documents by printing to PostScript from the Envoy Distributable Viewer, then converting the PostScript file to a PDF. The PostScript file can also be viewed directly using a viewer such as GhostScript.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Envoy

    en′voi, n. a messenger, esp. one sent to transact business with a foreign government: a diplomatic minister of the second order.—n. En′voyship. [For Fr. envoyéenvoyer, to send.]

  2. Envoy

    Envoi, en′voi, n. the concluding part of a poem or a book: the author's final words, esp. now the short stanza concluding a poem written in certain archaic metrical forms. [O. Fr. envoyeenvoiier, to send—en voie, on the way—L. in, on, via, a way.]

Editors Contribution

  1. envoy

    A member of a unity government with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge and authority to create optimum health, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, right to education, right to parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    The UN has a specific number of peace envoy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of envoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of envoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of envoy in a Sentence

  1. South Korean lawmakers:

    Thae Yong-ho, Pyongyang's former deputy envoy to the United Kingdom who defected in 2016, said Italy Wednesday at a press conference in Seoul. Read More.

  2. Heather Nauert:

    Our main focus at this time is offering our support for United Nations Special Envoy Martin Griffiths who is making progress in his negotiations with the Republic of Yemen and the Houthi rebels.

  3. Marine Gen. John Allen:

    With the U.S. embrace of great power competition, it’s ironic that the U.S. will be ceding the field in Afghanistan to the Chinese who will inevitably flow into the Afghan vacuum left by the U.S. departure. No one should have missed the explicit message sent by the Chinese in the recent warm and celebratory welcome of Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Beijing. That welcome appeared in stark contrast to the cold and confrontational reception of the American envoy, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

  4. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov:

    The political process will begin, we hope, in the nearest future, during January, various dates have been named, but the final decision will be taken by the secretary-general of the United Nations on the advice and recommendations of his special envoy, Staffan de Mistura.

  5. Adib Shishakly:

    You cannot send a U.N. envoy without political backing of the big players in the U.N. Security Council. De Mistura does not have the tools.

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