envoy, envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary(noun)
a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
a short stanza at the end of a poem
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
an explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also in the French from, l'envoi
Origin: [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.]
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
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. envoyé—envoyer, to send.]
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. envoye—envoiier, to send—en voie, on the way—L. in, on, via, a way.]
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The numerical value of envoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of envoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have asked the U.N. envoy for an official position on the appointment of a war criminal as the commander of the Libyan army.
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.
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.
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.
The whole de Mistura thing has been a waste of time. It has been a way of the international community saying they are doing something when actually it means nothing, 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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