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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else;
[syn: emissary, envoy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emissary \Em"is*sa*ry\, a. 1. Exploring; spying. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Applied to the veins which pass out of the cranium through apertures in its walls. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emissary \Em"is*sa*ry\, n.; pl. Emissaries. [L. emissarius, fr. emittere, emissum, to send out: cf. F. ['e]missaire. See Emit.] An agent employed to advance, in a covert manner, the interests of his employers; one sent out by any power that is at war with another, to create dissatisfaction among the people of the latter. [1913 Webster] Buzzing emissaries fill the ears Of listening crowds with jealousies and fears. --Dryden. Syn: Emissary, Spy. Usage: A spy is one who enters an enemy's camp or territories to learn the condition of the enemy; an emissary may be a secret agent appointed not only to detect the schemes of an opposing party, but to influence their councils. A spy must be concealed, or he suffers death; an emissary may in some cases be known as the agent of an adversary without incurring similar hazard. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

emissary n 1: someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else [syn: emissary, envoy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "emissary": Hermes, Iris, Mercury, Paul Revere, Pheidippides, ambassador, ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache, bearer, career diplomat, carrier, chancellor, charge, commercial attache, commissar, commissary, commissionaire, commissioner, consul, consul general, consular agent, courier, delegate, diplomat, diplomatic, diplomatic agent, diplomatic courier, diplomatist, envoy, envoy extraordinary, estafette, express, foreign service officer, go-between, herald, internuncio, legate, message-bearer, messenger, military attache, minister, minister plenipotentiary, minister resident, nuncio, plenipotentiary, post, postboy, postrider, resident, runner, secretary, secretary of legation, vice-consul, vice-legate