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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Formerly, and sometimes still archaically, a postscript to a composition, particularly a ballade or other sentimental poem, to enforce or recommend it.
  • noun Figuratively, termination; end.
  • To send.
  • noun One despatched upon an errand or a mission; a messenger; specifically, a person deputed by a ruler or government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign ruler or government.
  • noun Synonyms See ambassador, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger; esp., a person deputed by a sovereign or a government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign sovereign or government; a minister accredited to a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an ambassador.
  • noun An explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also in the French from, l'envoi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun representative
  • noun diplomat
  • noun messenger
  • noun a short stanza at the end of a poem

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
  • noun a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
  • noun someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else

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