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.

  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.

  3. official(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.

    official duties

  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

  5. official(Adjective)

    Approved by authority; authorized.

  6. official(Adjective)

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

    an official drug or preparation

  7. official(Adjective)

    Discharging an office or function.

  8. official(Adjective)

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

  9. official(Adjective)

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

  10. Origin: 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.

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?

  1. Alex
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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. Sherry Towers:

    An official database needs to be compiled.

  2. Jimmy Garoppolo:

    It's officially official, we're good to go.

  3. Demetrius Anderson:

    I'm overjoyed but waiting for official paperwork.

  4. Haji Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund:

    No official has been killed or wounded in Helmand.

  5. Brendan Williams:

    With no official decision, there is more to come on this.

Images & Illustrations of Official

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