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
    Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally also as ambassy denoting the position of ambassador): from Old French ambasse, based on Latin ambactus ‘servant’. Compare with ambassador. Wordfinderaccord, ally, bilateral, cross-border, diplomat, embassy, international, rapprochement, relationship, treatyExtra 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