What does executive mean?

Definitions for executive
ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪvex·ec·u·tive

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. executive, executive directornoun

    a person responsible for the administration of a business

  2. executivenoun

    persons who administer the law

  3. administrator, executiveadjective

    someone who manages a government agency or department

  4. executiveadjective

    having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.

    "the executive branch"

GCIDE

  1. Executiveadjective

    of or pertaining to an executive or to the group of executives within an organization; as, executive compensation increased more rapidly than wages in the 1980's; the executive suite.

  2. Executivenoun

    a person who has administrative authority over an organization or division of an organization; a manager, supervisor or administrator at a high level within an organization; as, all executives of the company were given stock options

Wiktionary

  1. executivenoun

    A title of a chief officer or administrator, especially one who can make significant decisions on her/his own authority.

  2. executivenoun

    That branch of government which is responsible for enforcing laws and judicial decisions, and for the day-to-day administration of the state.

  3. executiveadjective

    Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect.

  4. executiveadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or having responsibility for the day-to-day running of an organisation, business, country, etc.; as, an executive act, an executive officer, executive government.

  5. Etymology: From executif.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Executiveadjective

    Etymology: from execute.

    They are the nimblest, agil, strongest instruments, fittest to be executive of the commands of the souls. Matthew Hale.

    The Roman emperors were possessed of the whole legislative as well as executive power. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 51.

    Hobbes confounds the executive with the legislative power, though all well instituted states have ever placed them in different hands. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Executiveadjective

    designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect; as, executive talent; qualifying for, concerned with, or pertaining to, the execution of the laws or the conduct of affairs; as, executive power or authority; executive duties, officer, department, etc

  2. Executivenoun

    an impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body

  3. Etymology: [Cf.F. excutif.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. executive

    A man who can make quick decisions and is sometimes right.

Editors Contribution

  1. executive

    A person or group of people with the official authority and power to govern or manage a form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government., business, company, enterprise or organization.

    The executive body are efficient in how they manage their workload.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'executive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1319

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'executive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2033

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'executive' in Nouns Frequency: #507

How to pronounce executive?

How to say executive in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of executive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of executive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of executive in a Sentence

  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on the untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+, first and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision. The statement continued:.

  2. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

  3. Knut Giesler:

    But the Tata model is only one possible option. (Thyssenkrupp's chief executive) Heinrich Hiesinger told us that while the company sees a basic need for consolidation, there was no time pressure.

  4. Makenosi Maroo:

    In anticipation of the volumes expected to be imported into South Africa, the (GMO) Executive Council has approved the adjustment of a permit condition which relates to the handling requirement, there is therefore no intention to relax safety assessment or risk management procedures prescribed.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    But I'm not gonna ram anything down anyone's throat, and we're not going to do it through unconstitutional executive orders like this president now.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

executive#1#1102#10000

Translations for executive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تنفيذيArabic
  • изпълнителен, изпълнителна властBulgarian
  • výkonný ředitel, výkonný, exekutiva, moc výkonnáCzech
  • Exekutive, exekutivGerman
  • διοικητικό στέλεχοςGreek
  • ejecutivoSpanish
  • اجراییPersian
  • toimeenpaneva elin, toimeenpaneva, johtaja, liikkeenjohdollinenFinnish
  • administrateur, exécutif, cadre, directeur, gestionnaireFrench
  • कार्यकारीHindi
  • dirigenteItalian
  • מְנַהֵלHebrew
  • エグゼクティブJapanese
  • នីតិប្រតិបត្តិKhmer
  • uitvoerende machtDutch
  • beehazʼą́ąnii biłʼoʼnishjíNavajo, Navaho
  • wykonawczyPolish
  • [[исполнительный]] [[директор]], [[исполнительный, администратор, исполнительныйRussian
  • izvršniSlovene
  • mtendajiSwahili
  • ฝ่ายบริหารThai
  • 执行Chinese

Get even more translations for executive »

Translation

Find a translation for the executive definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these executive definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "executive." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 2 Dec. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/executive>.

    Are we missing a good definition for executive? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
    • A. ambidextrous
    • B. articulate
    • C. omnifarious
    • D. foreordained

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for executive: