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en·voy 1

 (ĕn′voi′, ŏn′-)
n.
1. A representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission.
2. A minister plenipotentiary assigned to a foreign embassy, ranking next below the ambassador.
3. A messenger; an agent.

[French envoyé, messenger, from past participle of envoyer, to send, from Old French envoier, from Late Latin inviāre, to be on the way : Latin in-, in, on; see en-1 + Latin via, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

en·voy 2

also en·voi  (ĕn′voi′, ŏn′-)
n.
1. A short closing stanza in certain verse forms, such as the ballade or sestina, dedicating the poem to a patron or summarizing its main ideas.
2. The concluding portion of a prose work or a play.

[Middle English envoie, from Old French, a sending away, conclusion, from envoier, to send; see envoy1.]

envoy

(ˈɛnvɔɪ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Formal name: envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary a diplomat of the second class, ranking between an ambassador and a minister resident
2. an accredited messenger, agent, or representative
[C17: from French envoyé, literally: sent, from envoyer to send, from Vulgar Latin inviāre (unattested) to send on a journey, from in-2 + via road]
ˈenvoyship n

envoy

(ˈɛnvɔɪ) or

envoi

n
1. (Poetry) a brief dedicatory or explanatory stanza concluding certain forms of poetry, notably ballades
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a postscript in other forms of verse or prose
[C14: from Old French envoye, from envoyer to send; see envoy1]

en•voy1

(ˈɛn vɔɪ, ˈɑn-)

n.
1. a diplomatic representative ranking next below an ambassador.
2. a diplomatic representative sent on a special or temporary mission.
3. any accredited messenger or representative.
[1635–45; < French envoyé envoy, n. use of past participle of envoyer to send]

en•voy2

or en•voi

(ˈɛn vɔɪ, ˈɑn-)

n.
a short stanza concluding a poem, as a ballade, often containing a dedication or summary, or a similar postscript to a prose work.
[1350–1400; Middle English envoye < Old French, derivative of envoyer to send; see envoy1]

envoy

- Pronounced EN-voy, it literally means "sent on one's way."
See also related terms for sent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.envoy - a diplomat having less authority than an ambassadorenvoy - a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
diplomat, diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiations
2.envoy - someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone elseenvoy - someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
legate, official emissary - a member of a legation
representative - a person who represents others
3.envoy - a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem

envoy

noun
1. ambassador, minister, diplomat, emissary, legate, plenipotentiary A French envoy arrived in Beirut on Sunday.
2. messenger, agent, deputy, representative, delegate, courier, intermediary, emissary the Secretary General's personal envoy

envoy

noun
A person who carries messages or is sent on errands:
Translations
مَبْعوث، مَنْدوب، رَسول
repræsentantudsending
AmbassadeurGesandte
erindreki; sendifulltrúi
sūtnis
vyslanec

envoy

[ˈenvɔɪ] N (= messenger) → mensajero/a m/f; (= diplomat) → enviado/a m/f
special envoyenviado/a m/f especial

envoy

[ˈɛnvɔɪ] nenvoyé(e) m/f

envoy

nBote m, → Botin f; (= diplomat)Gesandte(r) mf

envoy

[ˈɛnvɔɪ] n (gen) → inviato/a; (diplomat) → ministro plenipotenziario

envoy

(ˈenvoi) noun
a messenger, especially one sent to deal with a foreign government. He was sent to France as the king's envoy.
References in classic literature ?
Excuse me, abbe," said the envoy of the prefect of the police, "but the light tries my eyes very much.
The envoy of Tosti was admitted, when this ample room could scarce contain the crowd of noble Saxon leaders, who were quaffing the blood-red wine around their monarch.
This envoy had instructions to represent to the monarch of Blefuscu, "the great lenity of his master, who was content to punish me no farther than with the loss of mine eyes; that I had fled from justice; and if I did not return in two hours, I should be deprived of my title of NARDAC, and declared a traitor.
In consequence of this, Colbert, detaining D'Artagnan's envoy, placed in the hands of that messenger a letter from himself, and a small coffer of ebony inlaid with gold, not very important in appearance, but which, without doubt, was very heavy, as a guard of five men was given to the messenger, to assist him in carrying it.
and when the Diplomatist called on the party, faithful to his promise, Jos received him with such a salute and honours as were seldom accorded to the little Envoy.
His eminence cannot see the letter without the bearer of it," replied the young man; "but to convince you that I am really the bearer of a letter, see, here it is; and kindly add," continued he, "that I am not a simple messenger, but an envoy extraordinary.
Then," she said, "I should tell you that I believe him to be the special envoy from New York to The Hague, or whatever place on the Continent this coming conference is to be held at.
He was beginning, then, to dart at them glances full of mistrust and uneasiness, inviting Anne of Austria to throw perturbation in the midst of the unlawful assembly, when, suddenly, Bernouin, entering from behind the tapestry of the bedroom, whispered in the ear of Mazarin, "Monseigneur, an envoy from his majesty, the king of England.
Some of them were talking (he heard Russian words), others were eating bread; the more severely wounded looked silently, with the languid interest of sick children, at the envoy hurrying past them.
Who were these white men to march so boldly into the presence of the King without even the formality of sending an envoy ahead?
That envoy found her on a little square of carpet, so extremely diminutive in reference to the size of her stone and marble floor that she looked as if she might have had it spread for the trying on of a ready-made pair of shoes; or as if she had come into possession of the enchanted piece of carpet, bought for forty purses by one of the three princes in the Arabian Nights, and had that moment been transported on it, at a wish, into a palatial saloon with which it had no connection.
The Emperor, yielding to political necessity, gave her into the hands of the envoy with the order that she should be strangled.