What does OFFICER mean?

Definitions for OFFICER
ˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-OFFICER

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. military officer, officernoun

    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, officernoun

    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, officernoun

    a member of a police force

    "it was an accident, officer"

  4. officer, ship's officerverb

    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. officerverb

    direct or command as an officer


  1. officernoun

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

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

  2. officernoun

    One who holds a public office.

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

  3. officernoun

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

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

  4. officernoun

    A simple contraction of the term "commissioned officer."

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

  5. officerverb

    To supply with officers.

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

  6. officerverb

    To command like an officer.

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. officer

    A person having some command. A term applied both in the royal and mercantile navies to any one of a ship's company who ranks above the fore-mast men.

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  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

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  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

Examples of OFFICER in a Sentence

  1. Karen Cox:

    I have a child of my own so I know how that goes. God put it on my heart to go and help her out, the law enforcement official told WBKO. Corbitts mother Karen Cox, was quick to snap a photo of the sweet scene and share it to Facebook, where it later circulated among police support group Kentucky Going Blue. Cox thanked the official for taking the time out of his own break to carry the fussy baby, who quickly relaxed once Hampton held him. The image has since gone viral with over 1,200 likes and more than 480 shares to date. This is far beyond the call of duty!! Love this!!! one commenter said, while others applauded Hampton as a fantastic officer and awesome gentleman. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Despite all the hype, Hampton said that taking a minute to calm down baby Zerak was simply the right thing to do. All glory goes to God. We had a fallen trooper, Eric Chrisman, who said God first, family second, and everyone is family, he told the Post. We treat everyone like we want our family treated. CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM The officers wife, Kristen, said that the small act of kindness is just one example of her husbands compassionate character. We have a 1-year-old and we know exactly what thats like! it is really cool though because he does help people a lot, but this time he actually got recognition.

  2. Thomas Plunkett:

    No lawyer wants their client placed under a Christmas tree as a present to a vocal segment of the community. That said, this case is about an officer that follows procedure and training, this led to the death of a very fine person, which is a horrible tragedy, but not a crime.

  3. Ed Mireles:

    If [an officer] has the authority to take you into custody, that's it -- the litigation comes afterwards, so just comply with law enforcement. The time to argue is not when you're getting the ticket, it's afterwards when things, are off the street, into a courtroom, into a review scenario.

  4. Police Commissioner James O'Neill:

    Think about having to respond to shootings and homicides, people hit by trains, people hit by vehicles. Think about what that does to a police officer, we're supposed to be tough and that's OK. It comes with the line of work. But where's the outlet for that ? Is it talking to your partner ? You're not getting home and talking about it.

  5. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn:

    It certainly appears to me at the time [the officer] made that decision it was a credible decision.

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