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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.