What does Officer mean?

Definitions for Officer
ˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-Offi·cer

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

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.

  2. officernoun

    One who holds a public office.

  3. officernoun

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

  4. officernoun

    A simple contraction of the term "commissioned officer."

  5. officerverb

    To supply with officers.

  6. officerverb

    To command like an officer.

  7. 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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British National Corpus

  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. Abilene Officer Don Allen:

    The initial reaction was fear. Why was Officer Allen chosen? That speaks volumes as it relates to how vulnerable are we. ... We look like we're prepared for anything, but the reality is, we're just like you. We go to the same schools in this community. We attend the same churches. We eat at the same restaurants. We are just like you.

  2. Victor Rios:

    I looked into it, and the outcome was that he was not the shooter. He was a victim of drugs. I … know what drugs can do to people. Even good people … And I believe in second chances. So I took that chance with him. And I don’t regret anything from it. I’m sorry for what’s happened to that family. My condolences to the police officer’s family. We’re not trying to hurt anyone. We’re just doing art. And if anything, law enforcement is the hero of this movie.

  3. Superintendent Garry McCarthy:

    His actions tragically resulted in the death of an innocent young woman and an unthinkable loss for a Chicago family and community. In the end, CPD has rules that we all must live by. Officer Servin violated those rules and he's going to be held accountable for that.

  4. The Los Angeles Times:

    After that the struggle continued and an officer involved shooting occurred.

  5. Cynthia Daniels:

    My husband would never, ever take a gun and point it an officer, he would never do that.

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