Definitions for officerˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of•fi•cerˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-(n.)
a person who holds a position of rank or authority in the armed services, esp. one holding a commission.
a member of a police department or a constable.
a person appointed or elected to some position of responsibility or authority in some organization.
a person licensed to take full or partial responsibility for the operation of a ship.
(in some honorary orders) a member of any rank except the lowest.
Obs. an agent.
(v.t.)to furnish with officers.
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"
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"
policeman, police officer, officer(noun)
a member of a police force
"it was an accident, officer"
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"
direct or command as an officer
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a senior member of the armed forces
He's an officer in the navy.
a police officer
an off-duty officer
One who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization, especially in military, police or government organizations.
One who holds a public office.
An agent or servant imparted with the ability, to some degree, to act on initiative.
A simple contraction of the term "commissioned officer."
To supply with officers.
To command like an officer.
Origin: From officer, officier, from officiarius, from officium + -arius.
Translations for officer
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person holding a commission in the army, navy or air force
a naval officer.
- oficialPortuguese (BR)
- der OffizierGerman
- officer; -officerDanish
- liðsforingi, offisérIcelandic
- 軍官，警官，船長Chinese (Trad.)
- افسر، عہدے دارUrdu
- sĩ quanVietnamese
- 军官，警官，船长Chinese (Simp.)
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