ambassade

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French ambassade. See embassy.

Noun[edit]

ambassade (plural ambassades)

  1. (obsolete) The mission of an ambassador.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Carew to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) An embassy.
    • John Strype
      [] thereupon the queen's majesty, trusting that the king of Spain was of the same mind, she did send a solemn ambassade of her privy-counsellors, whereof one was an ancient earl of the realm, the other also an ancient baron of the same, and others of the council of her state []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ambassade in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French ambassade, from Old French ambassade, from Old Italian ambasciata (diplomatic mission), from Old Provençal ambayssada, derivative of ambaissa (service); see ambassador.

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Noun[edit]

ambassade c (singular definite ambassaden, plural indefinite ambassader)

  1. embassy

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: am‧bas‧sa‧de

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ambassade f (plural ambassades, diminutive ambassadetje n)

  1. an embassy, diplomatic legation to permanently represent a foreign state at (the highest) ambasador's level
  2. an ambassadorial mission
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Etymology 2[edit]

From ambassaat, influenced by the above and ambassadeur.

Noun[edit]

ambassade m (plural ambassaden, diminutive ambassaatje n)

  1. an envoy, spokesman

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ambassade

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ambassade f (plural ambassades)

  1. an embassy, diplomatic represention in a foreign state, notably headed by an ambassador

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested circa 1350 as ambaxade, circa 1420 as ambassade. From Old French ambassade, from Italian ambasciata (diplomatic mission).

Noun[edit]

ambassade f (plural ambassades)

  1. embassy (temporary mission representing a sovereign state)

References[edit]

  • ambassade on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ambassade.

Noun[edit]

ambassade f (plural ambassades)

  1. (Jersey) embassy

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ambactus, via French ambassade.

Noun[edit]

ambassade m (definite singular ambassaden, indefinite plural ambassader, definite plural ambassadene)

  1. an embassy

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ambactus, via French ambassade.

Noun[edit]

ambassade m (definite singular ambassaden, indefinite plural ambassadar, definite plural ambassadane)

  1. an embassy

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