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 She's the American ambassador to Italy.
2a : an authorized representative or messengerb : an unofficial representative traveling abroad as ambassadors of goodwill
ambassadorialplay \-ˌba-sə-ˈdȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
ambassadorshipplay \-ˈba-sə-dər-ˌship\ noun
Examples of ambassador in a Sentence
Embassy officials met with the ambassador.
a beloved entertainer who has often been sent abroad by the president as his country's goodwill ambassador
Recent Examples of ambassador from the Web
His appointment was never sent to the Senate for confirmation, meaning the office has not had a full-fledged ambassador at large for more than two and a half years.
There was no immediate comment from Qatar’s United Nations ambassador, Alya Ahmed Al Thani.
Fitzpatrick also gave a lot of answers, playing the role he was given on this day (Alabama ambassador) as well as all the others he's been handed during his time in Tuscaloosa.
Former NATO ambassador Nicholas Burns, who served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, told the Washington Post that said the incident was a breach of protocol.
The winner will be announced on Nov. 14, but both will be ambassadors at community events since the runner-up will become deputy honorary mayor.
Eventually, McKnight received a letter connecting him to the U.S. ambassador to Brazil, who told him that the best way to save the land was to buy big parcels and protect it.
Williams is one of the organization's five brand ambassadors who play professional soccer in the United States.
Dog Mayor Brynneth Pawltro and ambassadors Bourbon and Lady support several animal shelters and rescues.
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Origin and Etymology of ambassador
Middle English ambassadour, from Anglo-French ambassateur, ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ambaht service
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
AMBASSADOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ambassador for English Language Learners
: the highest-ranking person who represents his or her own government while living in another country
AMBASSADOR Defined for Kids
Definition of ambassador for Students
: a person sent as the chief representative of his or her government in another country
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