What does Official mean?

Definitions for Official
əˈfɪʃ əlOf·fi·cial

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. official, functionary(noun)

    a worker who holds or is invested with an office

  2. official(adj)

    someone who administers the rules of a game or sport

    "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"

  3. official(adj)

    having official authority or sanction

    "official permission"; "an official representative"

  4. official(adj)

    of or relating to an office

    "official privileges"

  5. official(adj)

    verified officially

    "the election returns are now official"

  6. official, prescribed(adj)

    conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline

    "in prescribed order"

  7. official(adj)

    (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

Wiktionary

  1. official(Noun)

    An office holder invested with powers and authorities.

    David Barnes was the official charged with the running of the sports club.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  2. official(Noun)

    A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.

    In most football games there are three officials: the referee and two linesmen.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  3. official(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.

    official duties

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  4. official(Adjective)

    Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority

    an official statement or report

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  5. official(Adjective)

    Approved by authority; authorized.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  6. official(Adjective)

    sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; officinal

    an official drug or preparation

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  7. official(Adjective)

    Discharging an office or function.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  8. official(Adjective)

    Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  9. official(Adjective)

    Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

Freebase

  1. Official

    An official is someone who holds an office in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority. A government official or functionary is an official who is involved in public administration or government, through either election, appointment, selection, or employment. A bureaucrat is a member of the bureaucracy. An elected official is a person who is an official by virtue of an election. Officials may also be appointed ex officio. Some official positions may be inherited. A person who currently holds an office is referred to as an incumbent. The word official as a noun has been recorded since the Middle English period, first seen in 1314. It comes from the Old French official, from the Latin officialis, the noun use of the original adjective officialis from officium. The meaning "person in charge of some public work or duty" was first recorded in 1555. The adjective is first attested in English in 1533, via the Old French oficial.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. official

    All orders, reports, applications, memorials, etc., which pass through the regular channels of communication, are called official.

Editors Contribution

  1. official

    A document with power or authority defined in a form of agreement or legislation.

    The treaty is official and registered in legislation.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 23, 2020  
  2. official

    A person with power or authority defined in legislation.

    The government official is so respectful and understands the importance of the peoples perception and truth.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Official' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1303

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Official' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3525

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Official' in Nouns Frequency: #573

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Official' in Adjectives Frequency: #160

How to pronounce Official?

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How to say Official in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Official in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Official in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Official in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Stop exhorting privacy, and human rights since cell phones, laptops, computers, and such other objects stay in spying activities, whether privately by criminals or official Intelligence Agencies. Indeed, such creatures monitor, and victimize others' life continuously, violating privacy laws.

  2. The AFC:

    The AFC can confirm that DPR Korea Football Association sent an official letter to withdraw from the Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020 Asian Qualifiers Final Round.

  3. Steve Wang:

    It may be the debris of MH370, but I think I'd rather wait for the official confirmation, we've had so many false alarms since the plane went missing.

  4. Hunter Harrison:

    I've demonstrated my trouble with retiring in the past, so being available to the Board and the organization after my official retirement is exciting.

  5. Larry Hogan:

    At some point, if he weakens further, Republicans would say we're concerned about whether or not he's going to win if we're going to face a very far-left Democratic nominee, and is he going to take the rest of us down with him, if you're an elected official.

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