Envoy meaning

ĕnvoi, ŏn-
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A representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission.
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The definition of an envoy is a messenger on a mission, especially when sent on behalf of someone else or when sent on a diplomatic mission.

A diplomat sent to a foreign country to try to make peace is an example of an envoy.

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A minister plenipotentiary assigned to a foreign embassy, ranking next below the ambassador.
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A messenger; an agent.
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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.
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The concluding portion of a prose work or a play.
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A messenger; agent.
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An agent sent by a government or ruler to transact diplomatic business; specif., a diplomat (envoy extraordinary) ranking just below an ambassador.
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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.
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A short stanza at the end of a poem.
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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