Definition of embassy
1 : a body of diplomatic representatives; specifically : one headed by an ambassador
2a : the function or position of an ambassadorb : a mission abroad undertaken officially especially by an ambassador
3 : embassage 1
4 : the official residence and offices of an ambassador
Examples of embassy in a Sentence
Protesters marched outside the American embassy.
Recent Examples of embassy from the Web
To get their visas, the girls twice made a treacherous 500 mile journey from their hometown of Herat to the American embassy in Kabul.
Apparently believing that Istanbul rules apply anywhere, the security men attacked and beat up anti-Erdogan protesters in front of the Turkish embassy on Massachusetts Avenue.
The embassy did not respond to el Nuevo Herald questions for this story.
In his speech to embassy staff, Rank explained his resignation saying he was asked to do something in support of a policy this past weekend that as a ‘
David Rank, a 27-year veteran of the State Department, has been running the embassy in Beijing as chargé d’affairs since January.
Its location, near the U.S. embassy, has raised suspicions that it might also be used to spy on the U.S. and its partners.
After Bloomberg News first reported May 18 that Trump would keep the embassy in Tel Aviv, four Republican Senators introduced a resolution encouraging Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Like Mr. Trump, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both promised to move the embassy as presidential candidates only to drop the idea in office.
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Origin and Etymology of embassy
Middle French ambassee, ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ambaht service
First Known Use: 1534See Words from the same year
EMBASSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embassy for English Language Learners
: a group of people who work under an ambassador and represent their country in a foreign country
: the building where an ambassador lives and works
EMBASSY Defined for Kids
Definition of embassy for Students
1 : a group of people led by an ambassador who represent their country in a foreign county
2 : the building where an ambassador lives or works
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