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
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,
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- noun a short
stanzaat the end of a poem
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- 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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As rebels challenging pro-Qaddafi forces struggled to regroup around the oil port of Brega, and the roar of allied warplanes was heard again over the capital, residents reacted in shock at the defection of Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, a close ally of Colonel Qaddafi's since the early days of the revolution, who once earned the nickname "envoy of death" for his role in the assassinations of earlier Libyan defectors.
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He was missing for 6 years when HM Stanley, an envoy from the New York Herald newspaper found him on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and uttered his famous greeting.
He replied, “I am a messenger and an envoy from the lord of the city to your chief.”
When the guards saw him, they knew him for an envoy from the King of the city; so they took him and brought him before their Sultan.
But within a few days there came an envoy from the King of the Franks, to seek the captives and the prisoners, according to the treaty between the Kings.
Meanwhile, up came an envoy from the approaching host, making for the city.
Incidentally, the U.N. envoy is Thai university professor Vitit Muntarbhorn.
You knew I was snake before you let me in. . . » Japundit Blog 2005
Anson Burlingame, who had been an envoy from the Chinese Emperor; Sir Samuel Baker, of London;
Fifth Avenue Arthur Bartlett Maurice 1909
The incident of sending a present of clothing is curiously like the tale about a certain English envoy, whose proprieties were sadly ruffled in the Nair country, when a lady sent him a grand shawl with an intimation of her choice.
Egyptian Tales, Translated from the Papyri First series, IVth to XIIth dynasty 1897
The envoy is in civil dress, and leans upon his staff of command.
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