ambassador

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noun am·bas·sa·dor \am-ˈba-sə-dər, əm-, im-, -ˌdȯr, -ˈbas-dər\

Definition of ambassador

  1. 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.

  2. 2a :  an authorized representative or messengerb :  an unofficial representative traveling abroad as ambassadors of goodwill

ambassadorial

play \-ˌba-sə-ˈdȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

ambassadorship

play \-ˈba-sə-dər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of ambassador in a sentence

  1. Embassy officials met with the ambassador.

  2. 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

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AMBASSADOR Defined for English Language Learners

ambassador

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noun am·bas·sa·dor \am-ˈba-sə-dər, əm-, im-, -ˌdȯr, -ˈbas-dər\

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

ambassador

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noun am·bas·sa·dor \am-ˈba-sə-dər\

Definition of ambassador for Students

  1. :  a person sent as the chief representative of his or her government in another country

ambassadorship

\-ˌship\ noun


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