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



    BrE BrE//ˈembəsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈembəsi//
    (pl. embassies)
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  1. 1a group of officials led by an ambassador who represent their government in a foreign country embassy officials to inform the embassy of the situation
  2. 2 the building in which an embassy works a demonstration outside the Russian Embassy
  3. compare consulate, high commission
    Wordfinderaccord, ally, bilateral, cross-border, diplomat, embassy, international, rapprochement, relationship, treaty Word Origin late 16th cent. (originally also as ambassy denoting the position of ambassador): from Old French ambasse, based on Latin ambactus ‘servant’. Compare with ambassador.Extra examples She works at the Malaysian embassy in Buenos Aires. They broke off diplomatic relations and closed the embassies in each other’s country. a fire in the Spanish embassy a protest outside the American embassy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: embassy