envoy

  • 1 Envoy — may refer to:*an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary *a Special Envoy *a diplomat in general *Envoy (WordPerfect), a document reader and document file format *GMC Envoy, a make of automobile * The Envoy , a 1982 album by Warren Zevon …

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  • 2 Envoy — En voy, n. [F. envoy[ e] envoy, fr. envoyer to send; pref. en (L. in) + voie way, L. via: cf. F. envoi an envoy (in sense 2). See {Voyage}, and cf. {Invoice}.] 1. One dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger; esp., a person deputed by a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 envoy — Envoy. s. m. Action par laquelle on envoye. Il se dit particulierement des marchandises. Cette marchandise est de bon debit, on en a déja fait deux envois à ... par l envoy d un tel jour on dit avoir receu, &c. Envoy, dans certains ouvrages de… …

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  • 4 envoy — envoy1 [än′voi΄, en′voi] n. [Fr envoyé < pp. of envoyer, to send < OFr envoier < en (L in), in + voie (L via: see VIA), way] 1. a messenger; agent 2. an agent sent by a government or ruler to transact diplomatic business; specif., a… …

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  • 5 envoy — ► NOUN 1) a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission. 2) (also envoy extraordinary) a minister plenipotentiary, ranking below ambassador and above chargé d affaires. ORIGIN from French envoyé sent …

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  • 6 envoy — index agent, conduit (intermediary), deputy, factor (commission merchant), informant, informer (a person who provides information) …

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  • 7 envoy — messenger, 1660s, from Fr. envoyé messenger, lit. one sent (12c.), noun use of pp. of envoyer send, from V.L. *inviare send on one s way, from L. in on + via road (see VIA (Cf. via) (adv.)). The same French word was borrowed in M.E. to me …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 envoy — *ambassador, legate, minister, nuncio, internuncio, chargé d affaires …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 envoy — [n] deputy agent, ambassador, attaché, bearer, carrier, chargé d’affaires, consul, courier, delegate, diplomat, emissary, intermediary, internuncio, legate, medium, messenger, minister, nuncio, plenipotentiary, representative, vicar; concepts 348 …

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  • 10 envoy — Envoy, Ablegatio, Missio, Dimissio, Amandatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 envoy — n. 1) to dispatch an envoy 2) a personal envoy 3) an envoy extraordinary 4) an envoy to (our envoy to Paris) * * * [ envɔɪ] a personal envoy an envoy extraordinary to dispatch an envoy an envoy to (our envoy to Paris) …

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  • 12 envoy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ personal, special ▪ senior, top ▪ diplomatic, peace ▪ papal, presidential …

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  • 13 envoy */ — UK [ˈenvɔɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms envoy : singular envoy plural envoys a) an official who represents their country in another country, with a rank below an ambassador He was formerly French envoy at The Hague. b) a representative of a… …

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  • 14 envoy — I. /ˈɛnvɔɪ / (say envoy) noun 1. a diplomatic agent of the second rank, next in dignity after an ambassador, commonly called minister (title in full: envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary). 2. a diplomatic agent. 3. any accredited… …

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  • 15 envoy — envoy1 /en voy, ahn /, n. 1. a diplomatic agent. 2. any accredited messenger or representative. 3. Also called envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary. a diplomatic agent of the second rank, next in status after an ambassador. [1635 45; < F …

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  • 16 envoy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. diplomat, agent; messenger (see communication); postscript (see addition). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. emissary, representative, intermediary, envoy extraordinary; see agent 1 , diplomat 1 . III (Roget s… …

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  • 17 envoy — [[t]e̱nvɔɪ[/t]] envoys 1) N COUNT: with supp An envoy is someone who is sent as a representative from one government or political group to another. Syn: emissary 2) N COUNT An envoy is a diplomat in an embassy who is immediately below the… …

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  • 18 envoy — I en•voy [[t]ˈɛn vɔɪ, ˈɑn [/t]] n. 1) gov a diplomatic representative ranking next below an ambassador 2) gov a diplomatic representative sent on a special or temporary mission 3) gov any accredited messenger or representative • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 envoy — 1. n. 1 a messenger or representative, esp. on a diplomatic mission. 2 (in full envoy extraordinary) a minister plenipotentiary, ranking below ambassador and above chargeacute d affaires. Derivatives: envoyship n. Etymology: F envoyeacute, past… …

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  • 20 envoy — noun Etymology: French envoyé, from past participle of envoyer to send, from Old French enveier Date: 1635 1. a. a minister plenipotentiary accredited to a foreign government who ranks between an ambassador and a minister resident called also… …

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