embassy
noun (plural -sies) Etymology: Middle French ambassee, ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ambaht service Date: 1534 1. a body of diplomatic representatives; specifically one headed by an ambassador 2. a. the function or position of an ambassador b. a mission abroad undertaken officially especially by an ambassador 3. embassage 1 4. the official residence and offices of an ambassador

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  • embassy — UK US /ˈembəsi/ noun [C] (plural embassies) ► POLITICS, GOVERNMENT a group of people who represent their country in a foreign country, or the building where they work: »Officials at the Mexican Embassy in Washington have been lobbying the U.S.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Embassy — (Кито,Эквадор) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: President Wilson E8 22, 170108 Кито, Эквадор …   Каталог отелей

  • Embassy — Em bas*sy, n.; pl. {Embassies}. [OF. ambass[ e]e, embasc[ e]e, LL. ambasciata, fr. ambasciare for ambactiare to go on a mission, fr. L. ambactus vassal, dependent, of Celtic or German origin; cf. W. amaeth husbandman, Goth. andbahts servant, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embassy — 1570s, position of an ambassador, from M.Fr. embassee mission, charge, office of ambassador, O.Fr. ambassee, from It. ambasciata, from O.Prov. ambaisada office of ambassador, from Gaul. *ambactos dependant, vassal, lit. one going around, from PIE …   Etymology dictionary

  • embassy — [n] residence, offices of overseas representatives commission, committee, consular office, consulate, delegation, diplomatic office, legation, ministry, mission; concepts 439,449,516 …   New thesaurus

  • embassy — ► NOUN (pl. embassies) 1) the official residence or offices of an ambassador. 2) chiefly historical a deputation sent by one state to another. ORIGIN Old French ambasse, from Latin ambactus servant (related to AMBASSADOR(Cf. ↑ambassadress)) …   English terms dictionary

  • embassy — [em′bə sē] n. pl. embassies [earlier ambassy < MFr ambassée < OIt ambasciata < Prov ambaissada < * ambaissa: see AMBASSADOR] 1. the position, functions, or business of an ambassador 2. the official residence or offices of an… …   English World dictionary

  • embassy — 01. There was a demonstration at the American [Embassy] in Bonn to protest against the bombing of Iraq. 02. He went to the [embassy] to report that his passport had been stolen. 03. The rebels are holding staff members of the American [Embassy]… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • embassy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ foreign ▪ American, British, Chinese, etc. VERB + EMBASSY ▪ close, open …   Collocations dictionary

  • embassy — n. 1) a foreign embassy 2) at, in an embassy (she works at/in the embassy) * * * [ embəsɪ] in an embassy (she works at/in the embassy) a foreignembassy at …   Combinatory dictionary

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