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em·bas·sy

 (ĕm′bə-sē)
n. pl. em·bas·sies
1. A building containing the offices of an ambassador and staff.
2. The position, function, or assignment of an ambassador.
3. A mission to a foreign government headed by an ambassador.
4. A staff of diplomatic representatives headed by an ambassador.

[Variant of ambassy, office or function of an ambassador, from obsolete French ambassée, from Medieval Latin ambactiāta; see embassage.]

embassy

(ˈɛmbəsɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the residence or place of official business of an ambassador
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an ambassador and his entourage collectively
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the position, business, or mission of an ambassador
4. any important or official mission, duty, etc, esp one undertaken by an agent
[C16: from Old French ambassee, from Old Italian ambasciata, from Old Provençal ambaisada, ultimately of Germanic origin; see ambassador]

em•bas•sy

(ˈɛm bə si)

n., pl. -sies.
1. the official headquarters of an ambassador.
2. the function or office of an ambassador.
3. a mission headed by an ambassador.
4. a body of persons sent on a diplomatic mission.
[1570–80; variant of ambassy < Middle French ambassee « Old Provençal ambaissada, ultimately derivative, via Germanic of Gallo-Latin ambactus retainer, servant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embassy - a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or workembassy - a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work
diplomatic building - government building in which diplomats live or work
2.embassy - an ambassador and his entourage collectively
delegation, deputation, delegacy, commission, mission - a group of representatives or delegates
High Commission - an embassy of one British Commonwealth country to another

embassy

noun consulate, ministry, delegation, legation The American Embassy has already made a formal complaint.
Translations
سِفَارَةسَفارَه
velvyslanectvíambasáda
ambassade
ambasadorejo
suurlähetystö
veleposlanstvoambasada
nagykövetség
sendiráî
大使館
대사관
legatio
ambasada
vēstniecība
veľvyslanectvo
veleposlaništvo
ambassad
สถานทูต
elçiliksefarethane
đại sứ quán

embassy

[ˈembəsɪ] Nembajada f
the British Embassy in Romela embajada británica en Roma
the Spanish Embassyla embajada de España

embassy

[ˈɛmbəsi]
nambassade f
the French Embassy → l'ambassade de France
the British Embassy → l'ambassade de Grande-Bretagne
modif [building, compound, employee, official, staff] → de l'ambassade

embassy

nBotschaft f

embassy

[ˈɛmbəsɪ] nambasciata
the Italian Embassy → l'ambasciata italiana

embassy

(ˈembəsi) nounplural ˈembassies
(the official residence of) an ambassador and his staff. the American embassy in London.

embassy

سِفَارَة velvyslanectví ambassade Botschaft πρεσβεία embajada suurlähetystö ambassade veleposlanstvo ambasciata 大使館 대사관 ambassade ambassade ambasada embaixada посольство ambassad สถานทูต elçilik đại sứ quán 大使馆
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