Definitions for officerˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word officer
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
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.
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. Used without further detail, the term "officer" almost always refers to commissioned officers, the most senior portion of a force who derive authority from a commission from a state. In its broadest sense, the term "officer" also includes lower level leaders who are referred to as non-commissioned officers.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1150
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #975
Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Nouns Frequency: #210
Translations for officer
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- ضابط, مأمورArabic
- офице́р, чино́вникBulgarian
- Funktionär, Beamter, OffizierGerman
- سرکار, افسرPersian
- virkamies, asiamies, upseeriFinnish
- fonctionnaire, officierFrench
- maorScottish Gaelic
- fer oikManx
- rendőr, köztisztviselő, tiszt, katonatisztHungarian
- 士官, 役員, 将校, 役人Japanese
- oficial, comandante, funcionário públicoPortuguese
- ofițer, funcționarRomanian
- чино́вник, слу́жащий, офице́рRussian
- ofisa, afisaSwahili
- chỉ huyVietnamese
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