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
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.
Dog Mayor Brynneth Pawltro and ambassadors Bourbon and Lady support several animal shelters and rescues.
In an interview with The Guardian, the UAE ambassador to Russia threatened secondary sanctions against Qatar.
The last spat, in 2014, led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to withdraw their ambassadors from Doha in protest for seven months.
The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation was named for Don Diego, also known as Tom Hernandez, who served as the county fair’s welcoming goodwill ambassador from 1947-84.
KPMG announced Monday that the program, in its second year, is getting a boost with the help of KPMG ambassador and golf champion Phil Mickelson.
Anyway, Coastal Living reported that the Obamas settled into the 11,000-square-foot home owned by interior designer Michael S. Smith and James Costos, who served Obama as ambassador to Spain and Andorra.
The product is backed by NFL stars from Ronnie Lott to Steve Smith and its brand ambassadors include Jared Goff, Golden Tate and Marshawn Lynch.
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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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