envoy envoy  /ˈɛn vɔ ɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
  2. (n) someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  3. (n) a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry

Usage(s):

  1. The State Department's new envoy to North Korea comes with a good understanding of what the job will take.
  2. President Barack Obama's special Mideast envoy on Friday ended his latest mission to the region without agreement on the terms of renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
  3. And today, as a Bush administration envoy met Iraqi opposition leaders at Erbil, some 150 miles north of Halabja, Ansar played rough.

News

  1. Egyptian envoy calls on Pope to improve relations with Islam

    JNS.org JERUSALEM (JNS.org) — An envoy from Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, one of the highest centers of learning in the Islamic world, has called on Pope Francis to declare Islam as a “peaceful religion” in order to restore ties between the world’s two largest faiths.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Bristol Press

  2. LG Envoy II (U.S. Cellular)

    Editor's Rating: User Rating: Good: The LG Envoy II has an extremely user-friendly interface and several shortcut buttons to launch frequently used applications. Bad: The Envoy II has a grainy display with a narrow viewing angle, a nonstandard headset jack, and its power/end button is inconveniently located. Bottom Line: With its low-end specs and mediocre camera, the Envoy II isn't worth buying ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. US envoy: Nations should 'close ranks' on NKorea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy said Friday the only way to get nuclear North Korea to disarm is for nations to "close ranks" and demand it.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "And [the new US Middle East envoy] George Mitchell is somebody of enormous stature. He is one of the few people who have international experience brokering peace deals. And so what I told him is start by listening, because all too often the United...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. Tuesday, he welcomed her appointment, calling it a "tribute to Canada's leadership role in rebuilding Haiti. As UNESCO special envoy to Haiti, Michaelle Jean will draw upon her unique experience and dedication to Haiti, as well as her commitment to...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "I have an envoy who spoke to the authorities who are closest to the Dalai Lama," Sarkozy said. "I want dialogue to begin, and I will gauge my response on the response that the Chinese authorities give."
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: CNN

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /