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

Wiktionary

  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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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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Numerology

  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. Rafael Castillo:

    He was a man of great faith, and his faith informed his worldview, not just as a police officer, but as a husband and as a father, and as I've been saying, we are going to miss him a great deal.

  2. Philip Cline:

    Officer French died in service to our great city, a small part of every one of us died when we lost Ella French, not just members of the police department, but every Chicagoan.

  3. Police Gorden Eden:

    Officer Webster was the very best example of a life committed to public service, through his service to our country and to our community.

  4. Charles Gallagher:

    A white police officer in Ferguson may be married to a black woman and have black and Latino friends, but that doesn't mean the officer is above racial profiling.

  5. Karen Bass:

    You see the man being compliant, you see the police officer -- acting with complete impunity -- looking at the camera while he is literally murdering this man. The symbolism of that was he was so arrogant about what he was doing. He thought,' It's just a black man, nobody is going to do anything to me.'.

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