ambassador NOUN 1) a diplomat sent by a state as its permanent representative in a foreign country. 2) a representative or promoter of an activity.
DERIVATIVES ambassadorial adjective ambassadress noun.
ORIGIN Italian ambasciator, from Latin ambactus 'servant' .

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  • Ambassadress — Am*bas sa*dress, n. A female ambassador; also, the wife of an ambassador. Prescott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambassadress — [am bas′ə dris, əm bas′ə dris] n. Now Rare 1. a woman ambassador 2. the wife of an ambassador: See ESS …   English World dictionary

  • ambassadress — noun Date: 1594 1. a woman who is an ambassador 2. the wife of an ambassador …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ambassadress — /am bas euh dris/, n. 1. a woman who is an ambassador. 2. the wife of an ambassador. [1585 95; AMBASSAD(O)R + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • ambassadress — noun A female ambassador Syn: ambassadrix, embassadress …   Wiktionary

  • ambassadress — am bas·sa·dress || drɪs n. female ambassador; wife of an ambassador am·bas·sa·dor || æm bæsÉ™dÉ™ n. diplomatic official sent to a state as a representative of another state …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ambassadress — noun (C) the wife of an ambassador …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ambassadress — am·bas·sa·dress …   English syllables

  • ambassadress — am•bas•sa•dress [[t]æmˈbæs ə drɪs[/t]] n. 1) gov a woman who is an ambassador 2) gov the wife of an ambassador • Etymology: 1585–95 usage: See ess …   From formal English to slang

  • ambassadress — n. 1 a female ambassador. 2 an ambassador s wife …   Useful english dictionary