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.

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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