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Meaning of ambassador

am•bas•sa•dor

Pronunciation: (am-bas'u-dur, -dôr"), [key]
— n.
  1. a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative
  2. a diplomatic official of the highest rank sent by a government to represent it on a temporary mission, as for negotiating a treaty.
  3. a diplomatic official serving as permanent head of a country's mission to the United Nations or some other international organization.
  4. an authorized messenger or representative. Abbr.: Amb., amb.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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