Envoy Definition

ĕnvoi, ŏn-
envoys
noun
envoys
An agent sent by a government or ruler to transact diplomatic business; specif., a diplomat (envoy extraordinary) ranking just below an ambassador.
Webster's New World
A messenger; agent.
Webster's New World
A minister plenipotentiary assigned to a foreign embassy, ranking next below the ambassador.
American Heritage
A postscript to a poem, essay, or book, containing a dedication, climactic summary, explanation, etc.; specif., a short, concluding stanza of this kind added to a ballade and some other verse forms.
Webster's New World
The concluding portion of a prose work or a play.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Envoy

Noun

Singular:
envoy
Plural:
envoys

Origin of Envoy

  • French 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 en–1 Latin via way wegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English envoie from Old French a sending away, conclusion from envoier to send envoy1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French envoyé (“envoy, messenger”), from envoyer (“send”).

    From Wiktionary

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