What does OFFICE mean?

Definitions for OFFICE
ˈɔ fɪs, ˈɒf ɪsOFFICE

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. office, business officenoun

    place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed

    "he rented an office in the new building"

  2. agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authoritynoun

    an administrative unit of government

    "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

  3. function, office, part, rolenoun

    the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

    "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

  4. office, powernoun

    (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power

    "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"

  5. office, office staffnoun

    professional or clerical workers in an office

    "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"

  6. officenoun

    a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities

    "the offices of the mass"

  7. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationnoun

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

GCIDE

  1. Officenoun

    The place where any kind of business or service for others is transacted; a building, suite of rooms, or room in which public officers or workers in any organization transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office; the doctor's office; the Mayor's office.

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. officium, for opificium; ops ability, wealth, help + facere to do or make. See Opulent, Fact.]

Wiktionary

  1. officenoun

    A building or room where clerical or professional duties are performed.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  2. officenoun

    A bureau, an administrative unit of government.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  3. officenoun

    A position of responsibility of some authority within an organisation.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  4. officenoun

    Rite, ceremonial observance of social or religious nature.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  5. officenoun

    Religious service, especially a liturgy officiated by a Christian priest or minister

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  6. officenoun

    Major administrative division, notably in certain governmental administrations, either at ministry level (e.g. the British Home Office) or within or dependent on such a department.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  7. officenoun

    A task that one feels obliged to do.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  8. officenoun

    The parts of a house given over to household work, storage etc.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

Freebase

  1. Office

    An office is generally a room or other area where people work, but may also denote a position within an organization with specific duties attached to it; the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one's duty. When used as an adjective, the term "office" may refer to business-related tasks. In legal writing, a company or organization has offices in any place that it has an official presence, even if that presence consists of, for example, a storage silo rather than an office. An office is an architectural and design phenomenon, whether it is a small office such as a bench in the corner of a small business of extremely small size through entire floors of buildings up to and including massive buildings dedicated entirely to one company. In modern terms an office usually refers to the location where white-collar workers are employed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Office

    of′is, n. settled duty or employment: a position imposing certain duties or giving a right to exercise an employment: business: act of worship: order or form of a religious service, either public or private: that which a thing is designed or fitted to do: a place where business is carried on: (pl.) acts of good or ill: service: the apartments of a house in which the domestics discharge their duties.—ns. Off′ice-bear′er, one who holds office: one who has an appointed duty to perform in connection with some company, society, &c.; Off′icer, one who holds an office: a person who performs some public duty: a person entrusted with responsibility in the army or navy.—v.t. to furnish with officers: to command, as officers.—adj. Offic′ial, pertaining to an office: depending on the proper office or authority: done by authority.—n. one who holds an office: a subordinate public officer: the deputy of a bishop, &c.—ns. Offic′ialism, official position: excessive devotion to official routine and detail; Official′ity, Offic′ialty, the charge, office, or jurisdiction of an official: the official headquarters of an ecclesiastical or other deliberative and governing body.—adv. Offic′ially.—n. Offic′iant, one who officiates at a religious service, one who administers a sacrament.—v.i. Offic′iāte, to perform the duties of an office: (with for) to perform official duties in place of another.—n. Offic′iātor.—Give the office (slang), to suggest, supply information; Holy office, the Inquisition. [Fr.,—L. officium.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. office

    An enduring organization that is formed around a specific function within a joint force commander

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. office

    Any place or department appointed for the officers and clerks to attend in, for the discharge of their respective employments; as, the adjutant-general’s office, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. office

    A type of open plan space where people work together with perfect, easy, accurate, simple, specific efficient and effective budgets, goals, law, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategy, structure, systems, vision, treaties, communication and interaction.

    The office is beautiful open plan and spacious and light.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OFFICE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #328

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OFFICE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #520

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OFFICE' in Nouns Frequency: #83

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OFFICE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OFFICE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of OFFICE in a Sentence

  1. Rodell Mollineau:

    Trump is turning off more voters than he’s bringing in, his base is strong, but it isn’t growing. During his first year in office, Trump has consistently played to a base of passionate supporters, many of them older white men who live in rural areas declining in population, and has shown little inclination to reach out to the majority of voters who disapprove of him. Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster based in Virginia, said the party was on a risky track. Republicans have traded fast-growing upscale suburban counties for slow-growing or declining rural areas. That is not a formula for long-term success.

  2. Impeach Cheney:

    There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has gained wisdom through education remains simple and humble, but the people who have gained just degrees or certificates by any immoral means are always seen creating trouble in an organisation by playing office politics, sneering hard workers and snatching others credit et al.

  4. Stephen Ryan:

    Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients, i have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.

  5. Katie Hill:

    I don't feel like I have an obligation to [seek office], other than to show that people can recover from things, and if you’ve had a mission to do something and people try to derail you from it, don’t let them, but I don’t know if that’s a good enough reason.

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