Definition of ambassador noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//æmˈbæsədə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//æmˈbæsədər//
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an official who lives in a foreign country as the senior representative there of his or her own country the British Ambassador to Italy/in Rome a former ambassador to the UN (figurative) The best ambassadors for the sport are the players. see also brand ambassador Word Originlate Middle English: from French ambassadeur, from Italian ambasciator, based on Latin ambactus ‘servant’.Extra examples He’s a great ambassador for the sport of bodybuilding. She served as a roving ambassador, with 51 trips to foreign countries by 1999. She’s been appointed British ambassador to the UN. The King sent an ambassador to Paris. The US ambassador was recalled to Washington in protest. the Israeli ambassador in London He’s a former ambassador to the UN. The British Ambassador to Italy has been contacted.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ambassador