the department of a government that handles foreign affairs.
the ministry of a country or state that is concerned with dealings with other states US equivalent State Department Canadian equivalent department of external affairs
[fawr-top-mast, -mahst, fohr-; Nautical fawr-top-muh st, fohr-] /ˌfɔrˈtɒpˌmæst, -ˌmɑst, ˌfoʊr-; Nautical ˌfɔrˈtɒp məst, ˌfoʊr-/ noun 1. the spar or section of a pole mast serving as the topmast of a foremast on a ship. /fɔːˈtɒpˌmɑːst; nautical fɔːˈtɒpməst/ noun 1. (nautical) a mast stepped above a foremast
[fohr-top-seyl, fawr-; Nautical fohr-top-suh l, fawr-] /ˌfoʊrˈtɒpˌseɪl, ˌfɔr-; Nautical ˌfoʊrˈtɒp səl, ˌfɔr-/ noun 1. a topsail set on a foremast on a ship. /fɔːˈtɒpˌseɪl; nautical fɔːˈtɒpsəl/ noun 1. (nautical) a sail set on a fore-topmast
/ˈfɔːtraɪˌæŋɡəl/ noun 1. the triangular area formed by the deck, foremast, and headstay of a sailing vessel
[fawr-ev-er, fer-] /fɔrˈɛv ər, fər-/ adverb 1. without ever ending; eternally: to last forever. 2. continually; incessantly; always: He’s forever complaining. noun 3. an endless or seemingly endless period of time: It took them forever to make up their minds. Idioms 4. forever and a day, eternally; always: They pledged to love each other forever […]