embassy

  • 1 embassy — I noun ambassadorial function, ambassadorial office, ambassadorial residence, commission, consulate, delegation, deputation, diplomatic corps, embassage, establishment of an ambassador, legateship, legatio, legation, mission, mission of the… …

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  • 2 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

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

    Каталог отелей

  • 4 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

  • 5 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 …

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

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 Embassy — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Embassy peut référer à : Embassy, un journal hebdomadaire canadien Embassy, un film fait pour la télévision américaine Embassy, un groupe de rock… …

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  • 13 embassy — [[t]e̱mbəsi[/t]] ♦♦♦ embassies N COUNT: oft the adj N An embassy is a group of government officials, headed by an ambassador, who represent their government in a foreign country. The building in which they work is also called an embassy. The… …

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  • 14 embassy — UK [ˈembəsɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms embassy : singular embassy plural embassies 1) a group of officials who represent their government in a foreign country. The most important official in an embassy is called an ambassador The British… …

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  • 15 embassy — em|bas|sy [ embəsi ] noun count 1. ) a group of officials who represent their government in a foreign country. The most important official in an embassy is called an ambassador: The British embassy declined to comment. 2. ) the building where… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 embassy — [16] Ultimately, embassy comes from the same source as ambassador, the Vulgar Latin verb *ambactiāre ‘go on a mission’ (a derivative, via a rather circuitous route, of Latin ambactus ‘vassal’, which was of Celtic origin). From the verb was… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 embassy — noun 1) the Italian embassy Syn: consulate, legation 2) historical the king sent an embassy to the rebels Syn: envoy, representative, delegate, emissary; delegation, deputation, legation, mission …

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  • 18 embassy — [16] Ultimately, embassy comes from the same source as ambassador, the Vulgar Latin verb *ambactiāre ‘go on a mission’ (a derivative, via a rather circuitous route, of Latin ambactus ‘vassal’, which was of Celtic origin). From the verb was… …

    Word origins

  • 19 embassy — noun /ˈɛmbəsi/ a) The function or duty of an ambassador. The American embassy to France is located in Paris. b) An organization or group of officials who permanently represent a sovereign state in a second sovereign state or with respect to an… …

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  • 20 embassy — em|bas|sy [ˈembəsi] n plural embassies [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: ambassé] a group of officials who represent their government in a foreign country, or the building they work in ▪ the American Embassy in Paris …

    Dictionary of contemporary English