Simple Definition of ambassador
: the highest-ranking person who represents his or her own government while living in another country
Full Definition of ambassador
1 : an official envoy; especially : a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment
2 a : an authorized representative or messenger b : an unofficial representative <traveling abroad as ambassadors of goodwill>
Examples of ambassador
Embassy officials met with the ambassador.
<a beloved entertainer who has often been sent abroad by the president as his country's goodwill ambassador>
Origin of ambassador
Middle English ambassadour, from Anglo-French ambassateur, ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ambaht service
First Known Use: 14th century
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