from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One, such as an ambassador, who has been appointed to represent a government in its relations with other governments.
- n. One who uses skill and tact in dealing with others.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is accredited, such as an ambassador, to officially represent a government in its relations with other governments or international organisations
- n. Someone who uses skill and tact in dealing with other people
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A diplomatist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is employed or skilled in diplomacy; a diplomatist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who deals tactfully with others
- n. an official engaged in international negotiations
French diplomate, back-formation from diplomatique, diplomatic; see diplomatic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French diplomate, a back-formation from diplomatique ("diplomatic"), ultimately from Ancient Greek δίπλωμα (diploma, "double-folded document"). (Wiktionary)