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
Trump even once tweeted that Farage should be the U.K. ambassador to the United States, a suggestion which was immediately shot down.
Waters also said an investigation of the operation by the Justice Department raises questions of integrity because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two encounters, last summer and fall, with the Russian ambassador.
Venezuela’s ambassador to the United Nations, Rafael Ramirez, was surprised attending the opera in New York.
Kushner is said to have spoken about this potential back channel with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. in late 2016, with the aim of discussing a coordinated solution to the Syrian crisis.
Yet evidence presented against Dias by two human rights groups in Europe led authorities to threaten a criminal investigation in 2011 while Dias was serving as a deputy ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and the Vatican.
Russian ambassador reportedly told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin.
The FBI is focusing on a series of conversations that Kushner had in December with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.
Leaked information about a telephone call between Michael T. Flynn, his first national security adviser, and Russia’s ambassador forced the president to fire Mr. Flynn.
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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 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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