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Pronunciation:  am'basudur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
  2. [n]  an informal representative; "an ambassador of good will"

AMBASSADOR is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: embassador
 See Also: ambassadress, Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko, Andrei Gromyko, diplomat, diplomatist, Gromyko, interpreter, representative, spokesperson, voice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Am*bas"sa*dor\, Embassador \Em*bas"sa*dor\, n. [See
1. A minister of the highest rank sent to a foreign court to
   represent there his sovereign or country.

Note: Ambassadors are either ordinary [or resident] or
      extraordinary, that is, sent upon some special or
      unusual occasion or errand. --Abbott.

2. An official messenger and representative.

Easton Bible Dictionary

In the Old Testament the Hebrew word _tsir_, meaning "one who goes on an errand," is rendered thus (Josh. 9:4; Prov. 13:17; Isa. 18:2; Jer. 49:14; Obad. 1:1). This is also the rendering of _melits_, meaning "an interpreter," in 2 Chr. 32:31; and of _malak_, a "messenger," in 2 Chr. 35:21; Isa. 30:4; 33:7; Ezek. 17:15. This is the name used by the apostle as designating those who are appointed by God to declare his will (2 Cor. 5:20; Eph. 6:20).

The Hebrews on various occasions and for various purposes had recourse to the services of ambassadors, e.g., to contract alliances (Josh. 9:4), to solicit favours (Num. 20:14), to remonstrate when wrong was done (Judg. 11:12), to condole with a young king on the death of his father (2 Sam. 10:2), and to congratulate a king on his accession to the throne (1 Kings 5:1).

To do injury to an ambassador was to insult the king who sent him (2 Sam. 10:5).

Thesaurus Terms
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