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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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Under his hat, worn with a slight backward tilt, his hair had been carefully brushed into respectful sleekness; for his business was with an Embassy.
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I am the Baron D'Evignon," he announced, "second secretary at the Embassy here.
He would be greatly honoured if you would accompany me to the Embassy.
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He is not so well known as the others, or rather he wasn't associated so closely with the Embassy, and he was constantly at the Savoy on his own account.
Neither was it the arrival, so frequent in the fifteenth century, of some plumed and bedizened embassy.
With Prince Hippolyte Kuragin, who was a secretary to the embassy, Bolkonski was already acquainted.
But, as they had all been in the British Embassy way in sundry parts of the earth, and as a British Embassy cannot better establish a character with the Circumlocution Office than by treating its compatriots with illimitable contempt (else it would become like the Embassies of other countries), Clennam felt that on the whole they let him off lightly.
M'Dougal Proposes for the Hand of An Indian Princess- Matrimonial Embassy to Comcomly.
So Dingaan sent an embassy to the chief of the Halakazi, demanding that the girl should be given to him.
By winged Fantasy, My embassy is given, Till secrecy shall knowledge be In the environs of Heaven.