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
A set of millennial cochairs, who serve as ambassadors, oversee the party planning—right down to the DJ—including the social media strategy and sponsor recruitment.How nonprofits are catering to millennials and rethinking the charity gala for younger generations | Rachel King | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
He’ll appear on-air with his own video categories, develop projects and act as a public ambassador for the show.‘Jeopardy!’ is returning with a redesigned set—and a new role for Ken Jennings | radmarya | September 3, 2020 | Fortune
Your ambassadors will be responsible for all audio operations and can assist in accessibility usage for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.Top five tips to use Twitter’s new Voice Tweets feature | David Ciccarelli | August 25, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Just when I thought I’d get enough ambassadors on my side, I found myself losing all my tigers or awash in pollution.The board game Endangered shows just how hard conservation can be | Sarah Zielinski | August 21, 2020 | Science News
Board members have also signaled they might like to incorporate other types of security resources, such as homeless outreach workers or ambassadors who could help riders navigate the system rather than write tickets.
The spokesman also said that ambassador King “did not view the movie and did not have any contact directly with Sony.”Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’ | William Boot | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But an email dated July 10 from ambassador King to Bennett (who then forwarded it to Lynton), says otherwise.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’ | William Boot | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The U.S. will reopen an embassy in Havana, meaning an ambassador will be appointed.
He was eventually allowed to leave, but he was forced to resign as ambassador and now lives in Washington, effectively in exile.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children | Chris Allbritton | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
ambassador Shirley Temple Black attributed this to the “deeply risk-averse psychology of the Czech people.”
The spread of the holy gospel and uninterrupted preaching went on until the return of the ambassador.
At this part of the narrative, Louis turned his powerful eyes upon the ambassador.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
But scarcely had the new ambassador arrived at his destination when he heard of Bonaparte's projected expedition to Egypt.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The prime-minister, the chancellor of the exchequer, two other members of the cabinet, and an ambassador were his companions.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
From Lisbon the ambassador was summoned to attend the coronation of the Emperor and to take his place among the Marshals.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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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