What does Department mean?

Definitions for Department
dɪˈpɑrt məntDe·part·ment

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. department, sectionnoun

    a specialized division of a large organization

    "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"

  2. departmentnoun

    the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

  3. departmentnoun

    a specialized sphere of knowledge

    "baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature"

Wiktionary

  1. departmentnoun

    A part, portion, or subdivision.

  2. departmentnoun

    A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.

  3. departmentnoun

    Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instructions; as, the medical department; the department of physics.

  4. departmentnoun

    A territorial division; a district; especially, in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes.

  5. departmentnoun

    A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.

  6. departmentnoun

    Act of departing; departure.

  7. Etymology: From département.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Departmentverb

    act of departing; departure

  2. Departmentverb

    a part, portion, or subdivision

  3. Departmentverb

    a distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province

  4. Departmentverb

    subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department; the department of physics

  5. Departmentverb

    a territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire

  6. Departmentverb

    a military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac

  7. Etymology: [F. dpartement, fr. dpartir. See Depart, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Department

    Department is the name given to the administrative and political subdivisions of many countries. As a territorial unit, "department" was first used by the French Revolutionary governments, apparently to emphasize that each territory was simply an administrative sub-division of the united sovereign nation. This attempt to de-emphasize local political identity contrasts strongly with countries which are divided into "states". Today, departments may exist either with or without a representative assembly and executive head depending upon the countries' constitutional and administrative structure. The United States used this designation for the "Department of Alaska" during the early period of US rule in Alaska.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Department

    de-pärt′ment, n. a part: a separate part of business or duty: a section of the administration: a division of a country, esp. of France.—adj. Department′al.—adv. Department′ally.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Department

    a territorial division in France instituted in 1790, under which the old division into provinces was broken up; each department, of which there are now 87, is broken up into arrondissements.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. department

    A term by which the divisions in the public services are distinguished, as the civil, the commissariat, the military, the naval, the victualling, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. department

    A facet of a business, company, enterprise, organization or form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government with a specific purpose.

    The department had all the resources and income that they needed.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Department' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #531

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Department' in Written Corpus Frequency: #875

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Department' in Nouns Frequency: #153

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Department in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Department in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Department in a Sentence

  1. Paul Boyer:

    Arizona’s kids and families have undergone a tremendous amount of stress throughout the pandemic, i’m glad to see more students going back to the classroom, and today’s guidance from the Arizona Department of Health Services will help ensure families that are ready to send their kids back can do so.

  2. Fox News:

    They worked on the same cases right up until McQuaid took the job at the Department of Justice.

  3. Joe Tsai:

    I do n’t know, either he has to be vaccinated in order to come back if the New York mandate is still in place. And do n’t ask me when they may or may not change the New York mandate. Again, if you ask the people that are making decisions at the city level, they are going to say we are going to rely on science, rely on what the health department tells us [ in order to proceed ].

  4. Tom Graves:

    I am confident that the Defense Department understands JSTARS is a major priority for Congress and will complete the process of updating the JSTARS fleet in a timely manner.

  5. Steve Honig:

    Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologizes to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department, amanda is a gentle, respectful person who has never gotten physical with anyone under any circumstance. That evening she had a few drinks at a bachelorette party and when hotel security asked her and Bobby to quiet down, she got a bit rambunctious. Amanda gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove ; hotel security did their job and reported the incident to the police, who in turn did their job. Despite Bobby explaining this was not an ill-intended shove, the police still had to do their job, which Amanda completely respects and understands.

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