She accompanies her husband Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador in Kabul, on every trip.
Last year, President Bush tapped the former ambassador to Columbia, William Wood, to become U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
Stevens, who spoke Arabic, took up his appointment as ambassador to Libya in the Spring of this year.
The famously prickly former U.N. ambassador has served several presidents, but he's never held elected office.
As former U.S. ambassador to Cambodia Joseph Mussomeli put it, "Levi Strauss or the Gap could destroy this country on a whim."
The ambassador was leaning forward, glaring at him, his face a mottled crimson.
Mohammed, however, pardoned him, and made him his ambassador to China.
At last the news was spread that the duke had sent an ambassador.
Gaston and Bertha paid the ambassador's wife a visit of persuasion.
Take the ambassador to the reception-room and tell him that I shall wait on him at once.
late 14c., also embassador, from Middle French ambassadeur, from Old French embassator, via Provençal or Old Spanish from Latin ambactus "a servant, vassal," from Celtic amb(i)actos "a messenger, servant," from PIE *ambhi- "about" (see ambi-) + *ag- "drive, lead" (see act (v.)). Cf. embassy. Forms in am- and em- were used indiscriminately 17c.-18c.
In the Old Testament the Hebrew word _tsir_, meaning "one who goes on an errand," is rendered thus (Josh. 9:4; Prov. 13:17; Isa. 18:2; Jer. 49:14; Obad. 1:1). This is also the rendering of _melits_, meaning "an interpreter," in 2 Chr. 32:31; and of _malak_, a "messenger," in 2 Chr. 35:21; Isa. 30:4; 33:7; Ezek. 17:15. This is the name used by the apostle as designating those who are appointed by God to declare his will (2 Cor. 5:20; Eph. 6:20). The Hebrews on various occasions and for various purposes had recourse to the services of ambassadors, e.g., to contract alliances (Josh. 9:4), to solicit favours (Num. 20:14), to remonstrate when wrong was done (Judg. 11:12), to condole with a young king on the death of his father (2 Sam. 10:2), and to congratulate a king on his accession to the throne (1 Kings 5:1). To do injury to an ambassador was to insult the king who sent him (2 Sam. 10:5).