What does executive mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. executive

    An executive is a person or group of individuals at the highest level of management within an organization, company, or business who have the authority to make large scale decisions, set strategic directions, establish policies, and manage overall operations. Their role also requires them to represent the entity to shareholders, government entities, and the general public. Examples include CEO, general manager, president or director.

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  

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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

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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. Vladimir Putin:

    We - from the executive power level - do not meddle in the policy of the central bank, The central bank, in accordance with the law, conducts an independent policy. But of course we look carefully at what is happening.

  2. Alexander Vindman:

    So I think that, in the end, I have no regrets about how things turned out. Yes, I left the military unforeseen. I had every intention staying on -- going on to war college. But I think my role may have been, in certain ways, more important in that I was able to do my part -- defend this nation in a very meaningful manner and expose corruption by the chief executive.

  3. Jennifer Sclafani:

    In general, Trump's rhetorical style as president can be seen as an extension of President Trump style as an executive in the business world. This is especially apparent when we compare President Trump style to previous presidents and President Trump opponents in the 2016 election, by contrast, others come off as overly hesitant, academic, or wonkish. President Trump doesn't bother to get bogged down by details... President Trump presents President Trump as a visionary type of leader, focused solely on President Trump vision for the future of the country.

  4. Andrew Bremberg:

    Today the president is fulfilling his promise to promote more efficient government by reforming our civil service rules, these executive orders will make it easier for agencies to remove poor-performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used.

  5. Kellyanne Conway:

    Executive privilege is always an option, it's always on the table. But Don McGahn has already talked under oath for 30 hours. And this is just presidential harassment.

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Translations for executive

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  • 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

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