a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative (ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary ).
a diplomatic official of the highest rank sent by a government to represent it on a temporary mission, as for negotiating a treaty.
a diplomatic official serving as permanent head of a country's mission to the United Nations or some other international organization.
an authorized messenger or representative. Abbreviation: Amb., amb.
- Also Archaic, em·bas·sa·dor [em-bas-uh-der] /ɛmˈbæs ə dər/ .
- am·bas·sa·do·ri·al [am-bas-uh-dawr-ee-uhl, -dohr-], /æmˌbæs əˈdɔr i əl, -ˈdoʊr-/, adjective
- am·bas·sa·do·ri·al·ly, adverb
- am·bas·sa·dor·ship, noun
- pre·am·bas·sa·do·ri·al, adjective
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How to use ambassador in a sentence
Under the current president and his predecessor, Jett notes, the ambassadorship of Belize has gone to college roommates.
Nyamayaro was the one who offered Watson the ambassadorship, and has handled her relationship with the UN ever since.From Hermione to U.N. Heroine: Emma Watson’s ‘Badass’ Transformation | Asawin Suebsaeng | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hating on Gwyneth Paltrow and judging her self-appointed lifestyle ambassadorship is so passé.Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Consciously Couple | Kevin Fallon | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is promising since he already has established trust with Israel from his ambassadorship.
Sembler was lampooned as a wealthy airhead who basically won the ambassadorship at auction.
Through all his brief Ambassadorship Lichnowsky had shown these same friendly traits.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I | Burton J. Hendrick
All through his Ambassadorship he seemed hardly contented unless he had a pen in his hand.
And that it was a great part, the story of his Ambassadorship abundantly proves.
This summed up what will be probably the judgment of history upon his ambassadorship.
But even at that, Mr. Idiot, when the Hyperion man doesn't get the Ambassadorship, won't he sue me to recover?Half-Hours with the Idiot | John Kendrick Bangs
British Dictionary definitions for ambassador
short for ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary; a diplomatic minister of the highest rank, accredited as permanent representative to another country or sovereign
ambassador extraordinary a diplomatic minister of the highest rank sent on a special mission
ambassador plenipotentiary a diplomatic minister of the first rank with treaty-signing powers
ambassador-at-large US an ambassador with special duties who may be sent to more than one government
an authorized representative or messenger
- ambassadress, fem n
- ambassadorial (æmˌbæsəˈdɔːrɪəl), adjective
- ambassadorship, noun
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