Definitions for Executiveɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•ec•u•tiveɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv(n.)

  1. a person or group having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization.

  2. the person or group in whom the supreme executive power of a government is vested.

    Category: Government

  3. the executive branch of a government.

    Category: Government

  4. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc.:

    executive ability.

  5. pertaining to or charged with the execution of laws or the administration of public affairs:

    executive appointments.

    Category: Government

  6. designed for or used by executives.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of executive:

1400–50; < ML execūtīvus < L execūt(us), ptp. of ex(s)equī (see execute )


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. executive(noun)ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv

    sb with a very high-level position in a company

    banking executives

  2. executive(adjective)ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv

    relating to business executives or their duties

    executive decisions/jobs/recruitment

  3. executiveɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv

    relating to the head of a country and his or her duties

    executive duties; the executive branch of government

  4. executiveɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv

    expensive and high-class

    executive travel


  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

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. executive

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


  1. Executive Branch

    The executive is the part of the government that has sole 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 judicial system. The executive can be the source of certain types of law, including decree or executive order. Executive bureaucracies are commonly the source of regulations. Executive means leader of office or many office run. The top leadership roles of the executive branch may include: head of state—often the de jure leader, the chief public representative and living symbol of national unity. head of government—often the de facto leader, prime minister, overseeing the administration of all affairs of state.

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

Translations for Executive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(in a business organization etc) concerned with management

executive skills.

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