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Meaning of ENVOY

Pronunciation:  'envoy

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
  2. [n]  someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  3. [n]  a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador

ENVOY is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: emissary, envoi, envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary
 See Also: diplomat, diplomatist, legate, official emissary, representative, stanza



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 sovereign or a government to
   negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a
   foreign sovereign or government; a minister accredited to
   a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an

2. [F. envoi, fr. envoyer to send.] An explanatory or
   commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also
   in the French from, l'envoi.

         The envoy of a ballad is the ``sending'' of it
         forth.                                --Skeat.

Computing Dictionary

motorola's integrated personal wireless communicator. Envoy is a personal digital assistant which incorporates two-way wireless and wireline communication. It was announced on 7 March 1994 and released in the third quarter of 1994. It runs genral magic's magic cap operating system and Telescript(TM) communications language on Motorola's dragon chip set. This includes the highly integrated motorola 68349 processor and a special purpose application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) referred to as Astro. This chip set was designed specifically for magic cap and telescript.

A user can write on the Envoy communicator with the accompanying stylus or a finger, to type and select or move objects on its screen. An on-screen keyboard can be used to input information, draw or write personal notations, or send handwritten messages and faxes.

Envoy can send a wireless message to another Envoy, pc or fax; broadcast a message to a group, with each member of that group receiving the message in their preferred format; gather information based on your requirements; schedule a meeting and automatically invite attendees; screen, route and organise messages; send a business card to another Envoy across a conference room table; access real-time scheduling and pricing information for US airline flights, then order tickets via fax or electronic mail; keep track of contacts through an address book; receive daily news summaries and stock information; capture, organize and review business and personal expenses on-the-go; gather, edit and analyze information in spreadsheets and graphs compatible with lotus 1-2-3 and excel; shop in an electronic mall.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agent, ambassador, ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache, bearer, career diplomat, carrier, chancellor, charge, commercial attache, commissar, commissary, commissionaire, commissioner, consul, consul general, consular agent, councillor, courier, delegate, diplomat, diplomatic, diplomatic agent, diplomatist, emissary, envoy extraordinary, foreign service officer, herald, internuncio, legate, messenger, military attache, minister, minister plenipotentiary, minister resident, nuncio, plenipotentiary, representative, resident, secretary, secretary of legation, vice-consul, vice-legate