Definitions for Executiveɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. executive, executive director(noun)

    a person responsible for the administration of a business

  2. executive(noun)

    persons who administer the law

  3. administrator, executive(adj)

    someone who manages a government agency or department

  4. executive(adj)

    having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.

    "the executive branch"


  1. Executive(a.)

    of or pertaining to an executive or to the group of executives within an organization; as, executive compensation increased more rapidly than wages in the 1980's; the executive suite.

  2. Executive(n.)

    a person who has administrative authority over an organization or division of an organization; a manager, supervisor or administrator at a high level within an organization; as, all executives of the company were given stock options


  1. executive(Noun)

    A title of a chief officer or administrator, especially one who can make significant decisions on her/his own authority.

  2. executive(Noun)

    That branch of government which is responsible for enforcing laws and judicial decisions, and for the day-to-day administration of the state.

  3. executive(Adjective)

    Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect.

  4. executive(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or having responsibility for the day-to-day running of an organisation, business, country, etc.; as, an executive act, an executive officer, executive government.

  5. Origin: From executif.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Executive(adj)

    designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect; as, executive talent; qualifying for, concerned with, or pertaining to, the execution of the laws or the conduct of affairs; as, executive power or authority; executive duties, officer, department, etc

  2. Executive(noun)

    an impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body

  3. Origin: [Cf.F. excutif.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. executive

    A man who can make quick decisions and is sometimes right.


  1. Executive Branch

    The executive branch is the part of the government that has its authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the state. The executive branch executes, or enforces the law. The division of power into separate branches of government is central to the idea of the separation of powers. The separation of powers system is designed to distribute authority among several branches — an attempt to preserve individual liberty in response to tyrannical leadership throughout history. The executive officer is not supposed to make laws or interpret them. The role of the executive is to enforce the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary. The executive can be the source of certain types of law, including decree or executive order. Executive bureaucracies are commonly the source of regulations. In this context, the executive branch of government consists of leader of an office or multiple offices. Specifically, the top leadership roles of the executive branch may include: head of state—often the leader, the president, the chief public representative and living symbol of national unity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Executive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1319

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Executive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2033

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Executive' in Nouns Frequency: #507

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تنفيذيArabic
  • изпълнителен, изпълнителна властBulgarian
  • výkonný ředitel, exekutiva, moc výkonná, výkonnýCzech
  • Exekutive, exekutivGerman
  • διοικητικό στέλεχοςGreek
  • ejecutivoSpanish
  • liikkeenjohdollinen, toimeenpaneva, johtaja, toimeenpaneva elinFinnish
  • exécutif, cadre, administrateur, gestionnaire, directeurFrench
  • dirigenteItalian
  • នីតិប្រតិបត្តិKhmer
  • uitvoerende machtDutch
  • beehazʼą́ąnii biłʼoʼnishjíNavajo, Navaho
  • wykonawczyPolish
  • [[исполнительный, исполнительный, [[исполнительный]] [[директор]], администраторRussian
  • izvršniSlovene
  • mtendajiSwahili
  • 执行Chinese

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