What does officer mean?

Definitions for officerˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word officer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. military officer, officer(noun)

    any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command

    "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"

  2. officeholder, officer(noun)

    someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust

    "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"

  3. policeman, police officer, officer(noun)

    a member of a police force

    "it was an accident, officer"

  4. officer, ship's officer(verb)

    a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

    "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"

  5. officer(verb)

    direct or command as an officer

Wiktionary

  1. officer(Noun)

    One who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization, especially in military, police or government organizations.

  2. officer(Noun)

    One who holds a public office.

  3. officer(Noun)

    An agent or servant imparted with the ability, to some degree, to act on initiative.

  4. officer(Noun)

    A simple contraction of the term "commissioned officer."

  5. officer(Verb)

    To supply with officers.

  6. officer(Verb)

    To command like an officer.

  7. Origin: From officer, officier, from officiarius, from officium + -arius.

Editors Contribution

  1. officer

    A job title or rank of a person in the official army of a government.

    The army has a number of officers within each regiment.

  2. officer

    A job title or rank of a person in the official army of a government.

    The army has a number of officers within each regiment.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1150

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #975

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Nouns Frequency: #210

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of officer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of officer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Burns:

    I have a hundred times wished that one could resign life as an officer resigns a commission.

  2. Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi:

    Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; Go is the sun.

  3. Mary Ann Hopkins:

    A police officer who had been in trouble many times before pulled him off the ledge of the car, another officer comes around and says he saw an altercation to grab for the officer's gun and shot him in the chest.

  4. Patrick Lynch:

    Officer Daniel Pantaleo's a model of what we want a police officer to be, officer Daniel Pantaleo's a mature, mature police officer, motivated by serving the community. Officer Daniel Pantaleo literally is Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

  5. Michael Gartner:

    There is no reason for anyone in the country, for anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use, a handgun. The only way to control handguns use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.

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