A diplomat is a governments official envoy.
A diplomat sent to a foreign country to try to make peace is an example of an envoy.
- a messenger; agent
- an agent sent by a government or ruler to transact diplomatic business; specif., a diplomat (envoy extraordinary) ranking just below an ambassador
Origin of envoyFrench envoyé from past participle of envoyer, to send from Old French envoier from en- (L in), in + voie (L via: see via), way
Origin of envoyMiddle English envoye from Old French envoy, literally , a sending from envoier: see envoy
- A representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission.
- A minister plenipotentiary assigned to a foreign embassy, ranking next below the ambassador.
- A messenger; an agent.
Origin of envoyFrench envoyé messenger from past participle of envoyer to send from Old French envoier from Late Latin inviāre to be on the way Latin in- in, on ; see en- 1. Latin via way ; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
- A short closing stanza in certain verse forms, such as the ballade or sestina, dedicating the poem to a patron or summarizing its main ideas.
- The concluding portion of a prose work or a play.
Origin of envoyMiddle English envoie from Old French a sending away, conclusion from envoier to send ; see envoy 1.
From French envoyé (“envoy, messenger”), from envoyer (“send”).