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Meaning of "emissary" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EMISSARY

From Latin ēmissārius emissary, spy, from ēmittere to send out.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EMISSARY

emissary  [ˈɛmɪsərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EMISSARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Emissary can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EMISSARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of emissary in the English dictionary

The first definition of emissary in the dictionary is an agent or messenger sent on a mission, esp one who represents a government or head of state. Other definition of emissary is an agent sent on a secret mission, as a spy. Emissary is also draining blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EMISSARY


anniversary
ˌænɪˈvɜːsərɪ
commissary
ˈkɒmɪsərɪ
decisory
dɪˈsaɪsərɪ
derisory
dɪˈraɪsərɪ
dimissory
dɪˈmɪsərɪ
dismissory
dɪsˈmɪsərɪ
embracery
ɪmˈbreɪsərɪ
fideicommissary
ˌfɪdɪaɪˈkɒmɪsərɪ
grocery
ˈɡrəʊsərɪ
irrisory
ɪˈraɪsərɪ
janissary
ˈdʒænɪsərɪ
necessary
ˈnɛsɪsərɪ
persuasory
pəˈsweɪsərɪ
promissory
ˈprɒmɪsərɪ
remissory
rɪˈmɪsərɪ
rescissory
rɪˈsɪsərɪ
rotisserie
rəʊˈtɪsərɪ
spicery
ˈspaɪsərɪ
tracery
ˈtreɪsərɪ
unnecessary
ʌnˈnɛsɪsərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EMISSARY

eminencies
eminency
eminent
eminent domain
eminential
eminently
emir
emirate
Emiscan
emissaries
emissile
emission
emission nebula
emission spectrum
emissions trading
emissive
emissivity
emit
emittance
emitted

WORDS THAT END LIKE EMISSARY

A bursary
accessary
adversary
B bursary
bursary
caravansary
Cheboksary
diamond anniversary
diaphragm pessary
dispensary
do the necessary
glossary
golden wedding anniversary
pessary
rosary
tertiary bursary
the necessary
wedding anniversary

Synonyms and antonyms of emissary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EMISSARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «emissary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of emissary

Translation of «emissary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EMISSARY

Find out the translation of emissary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of emissary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «emissary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使者
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

emisario
570 millions of speakers

English

emissary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दूत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مبعوث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эмиссар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

emissário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুপ্তচর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

émissaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Emissary
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Emissär
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

使者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

밀사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Emissary
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thám tử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दूत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

temsilci
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

emissario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

emisariusz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

емісар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

emisar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απεσταλμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gesant
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

emissary
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utsending
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of emissary

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EMISSARY»

The term «emissary» is regularly used and occupies the 67.936 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EMISSARY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «emissary» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «emissary» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about emissary

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EMISSARY»

Discover the use of emissary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to emissary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the ...
Explores the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and argues that the brain's differing insights, values, and priorities have had profound effects on society, history, and culture.$1.
Iain McGilchrist, 2012
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The Emissary
"This powerful and captivating novel will appeal to readers who enjoy fantasy, science fiction, adventure, and the supernatural as well as those who believe in the afterlife, animal communication, and saving the whales and other endangered ...
Patricia Cori, 2014
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Emissary
Star Trek: Klingon- Dean Wesley Smith 8: Kristine Kathryn Rusch Trials and Tribble-ations- Diane Carey Far Beyond the Stars' Steve Barnes What You Leave Behind' Diane Carey #1 - Emissary - J.M. Dillard #2 - The Siege - Peter David #3  ...
J M Dillard, 2012
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Emissary of Love: The Psychic Children Speak to the World
In the process, he learned that the children had a message for all the world-and learned, too, that he was the one to deliver that message. This is that message.
James Twyman, 2002
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Emissary: Percheron Book Two
Odalisque Ana is resigned to life in Percheron's famed harem and has little more than a blood-soaked veil to remind her that Spur Lazar, the man she loves, is dead.
Fiona McIntosh, 2011
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Emissary of Light
Traveling troubadour James Twyman travelled to Bosnia in the late 1990s to sing a peace concert.
James F. Twyman, 2007
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The Emissary
The Emissary is not only a captivating tale of courage and evolution but also a guide to living a fulfilled life without fears and doubts holding you back.
Milan Bakrania, 2010
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Discovering the Emissary
What would you do?If you were living a great life and found out everything you had ever believed in was a lie and it all began with a murder?
C. A. Rupp, 2009
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Gandhi's Emissary
With the resurgence of interest and debate on Partition in India and Pakistan, and around the world, in the context of current international groupings, it is fitting that this book be brought back into circulation.
Sudhir Ghosh, 2008
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Emissary of the Doomed: Bargaining for Lives in the Holocaust
Emissary of the Doomed is the riveting and heartbreaking account of the heroic attempt to save Hungary's Jewish population.
Ronald Florence, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EMISSARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term emissary is used in the context of the following news items.
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De Blasio looking for emissary to push agenda across the country
He was elected mayor of New York, but he's angling to become king of America's mayors. In a listing for a newly created, taxpayer-funded job, ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
2
An assassin's tale, through the eyes of the family he started in prison
... Latvia — where he spent some time after his army service as an emissary for his religious Zionist youth group — looks closely at her personal ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
3
Defending Keshi: Why the NFF decision was wrong
Instead, their determination to send an emissary all the way to Cote d'Ivoire in search of documentary evidence of wrongdoing simply displayed ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
4
7 Facts That Bring Order To The Madness Of 'Alice's Adventures In …
... ravens with writing desks, while the Chesire Cat is a reassuring emissary of Euclidean geometry, his smile maintaining the form of an ellipse. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Scholarship and Help to Others: A Look Into the Lives of Young …
It would be no exaggeration to suggest that, along with the husband-and-wife emissary team, they are truly the third leg upon which the Chabad ... «Chabad.org, Jul 15»
6
Murphy's Law of Missed Opportunities
The emissary conveyed that the Taliban knew that notwithstanding the claims of Pakistan, only India had the capability to help them out ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
7
Soul and Vibe Releases “Smorgon Magma, The Black Rider” Multi …
“One day, as the sun set, a sinister emissary dispatched from a far away land thundered toward the castle. Clad in shadowy armor from head to ... «Develop, Jul 15»
8
Surge in French aliyah spurred by start-up nation
Daniel Ben-Haim, a Jewish Agency emissary in Paris, proudly said that in the next few months the summer record of the number of people ... «Ynetnews, Jul 15»
9
Is Skrillex heir to the Grateful Dead?
... punk rocker Sonny Moore – was custom built for, emerging from the interdisciplinary music festival scene as a friendly emissary for the genre. «National Post, Jul 15»
10
$40m Diabetes project ends in catastrophic failure
An emissary sent to Ghana has completed the work and returned. Findings remain confidential. Background According to the National Diabetes ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Emissary [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/emissary>. Dec 2022 ».
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