embassy

noun em·bas·sy \ ˈem-bə-sē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of embassy

plural embassies
1 : a body of diplomatic representatives; specifically : one headed by an ambassador
2 a : the function or position of an ambassador
b : 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

  1. Protesters marched outside the American embassy.

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Origin and Etymology of embassy

Middle French ambassee, ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ambaht service


EMBASSY Defined for English Language Learners

embassy

noun

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

embassy

noun em·bas·sy \ ˈem-bə-sē \

Definition of embassy for Students

plural embassies
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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