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Meaning of “embassy” in the English Dictionary

"embassy" in British English

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embassynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈem.bə.si/
B1 the ​group of ​people who ​representtheircountry in a ​foreigncountry: We used to be ​friendly with some ​people who ​worked at the ​Swedish Embassy.B1 the ​building that these ​peoplework in: The Ambassador ​held a ​reception at the embassy.

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(Definition of embassy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"embassy" in American English

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embassynoun [C]

 us   /ˈem·bə·si/
the ​group of ​people who ​officiallyrepresenttheircountry in a ​foreigncountry, or the ​building they ​work in: I’ll be ​working at the American embassy in ​Paris.
(Definition of embassy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"embassy" in Business English

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embassynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈembəsi/ (plural embassies)
POLITICS, GOVERNMENT a ​group of ​people who ​represent their country in a ​foreign country, or the ​building where they ​work: Officials at the Mexican Embassy in Washington have been ​lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ​allow in ​plants with artificial soil.
(Definition of embassy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “embassy”
in Korean 대사관…
in Arabic سِفارة…
in Malaysian kedutaan…
in French ambassade…
in Russian посольство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大使館全體人員,使館館員, 大使館…
in Italian ambasciata…
in Turkish elçilik, elçilik görevlileri…
in Polish ambasada…
in Spanish embajada…
in Vietnamese đại sứ quán…
in Portuguese embaixada…
in Thai สถานฑูต…
in German die Botschaft…
in Catalan ambaixada…
in Japanese 大使館…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大使馆全体人员,使馆馆员, 大使馆(指馆舍)…
in Indonesian kedutaan…
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