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 director(noun)

    a person responsible for the administration of a business

  2. executive(noun)

    persons who administer the law

  3. administrator, executive(adj)

    someone who manages a government agency or department

  4. executive(adj)

    having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.

    "the executive branch"

GCIDE

  1. Executive(a.)

    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.

    Etymology: [Cf.F. excutif.]

  2. Executive(n.)

    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. executive(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From executif.

  2. executive(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From executif.

  3. executive(Adjective)

    Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect.

    Etymology: From executif.

  4. executive(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: From executif.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Executive(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf.F. excutif.]

  2. Executive(noun)

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

    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  

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?

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How to say executive in sign language?

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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. Rebecca Adducci:

    These are all factors that should be considered when making a decision on whether or not to conduct an enforcement action, but the policy, the executive order, I'm sorry, doesn't address that issue.

  2. Robert F. Lauterborn:

    I’d developed the concept over time as a practitioner back in my General Electric and International Paper days, and I’d been teaching the 4C’s to my students at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill since I’d been appointed to the chair professorship in 1986 as well as expounding on it in executive education programs and consulting work I was doing in the U.S. and Europe during that same time. I was also writing a column for the leading trade magazine “Advertising Age” for a few years and I first wrote about the 4C’s for publication in one of those columns, sometime in the year 1990.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    The( Guardian) Council has a supervisory role and not an executive one. The government... has necessary means to prevent election disorders and possible fraud.

  4. Erik Gordon:

    For the next six months, Chief Executive Officer Mark Trudeau bank might be named Pfizer Inc.

  5. Sean Spicer:

    The president's actions that he's taken in terms of his executive order and other revamping of immigration policy have focused on our border security, keeping our country safe, our people safe. And then, obviously, whether it's H-1B visas or the other one – spousal visas – other areas of student visas, i think there is a natural desire to have a full look at – a comprehensive look at that.

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Translations for executive

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  • تنفيذيArabic
  • изпълнителен, изпълнителна властBulgarian
  • výkonný ředitel, exekutiva, moc výkonná, výkonnýCzech
  • Exekutive, exekutivGerman
  • διοικητικό στέλεχοςGreek
  • ejecutivoSpanish
  • اجراییPersian
  • liikkeenjohdollinen, toimeenpaneva, johtaja, toimeenpaneva elinFinnish
  • exécutif, cadre, administrateur, gestionnaire, directeurFrench
  • कार्यकारीHindi
  • dirigenteItalian
  • מְנַהֵלHebrew
  • នីតិប្រតិបត្តិKhmer
  • uitvoerende machtDutch
  • beehazʼą́ąnii biłʼoʼnishjíNavajo, Navaho
  • wykonawczyPolish
  • [[исполнительный, исполнительный, [[исполнительный]] [[директор]], администраторRussian
  • izvršniSlovene
  • mtendajiSwahili
  • ฝ่ายบริหารThai
  • 执行Chinese

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