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
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 century
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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