What does office mean?

Definitions for office
ˈɔ fɪs, ˈɒf ɪsof·fice

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. office, business office(noun)

    place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed

    "he rented an office in the new building"

  2. agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority(noun)

    an administrative unit of government

    "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

  3. function, office, part, role(noun)

    the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

    "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

  4. office, power(noun)

    (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power

    "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"

  5. office, office staff(noun)

    professional or clerical workers in an office

    "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"

  6. office(noun)

    a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities

    "the offices of the mass"

  7. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(noun)

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

GCIDE

  1. Office(n.)

    The place where any kind of business or service for others is transacted; a building, suite of rooms, or room in which public officers or workers in any organization transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office; the doctor's office; the Mayor's office.

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. officium, for opificium; ops ability, wealth, help + facere to do or make. See Opulent, Fact.]

Wiktionary

  1. office(Noun)

    A building or room where clerical or professional duties are performed.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  2. office(Noun)

    A bureau, an administrative unit of government.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  3. office(Noun)

    A position of responsibility of some authority within an organisation.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  4. office(Noun)

    Rite, ceremonial observance of social or religious nature.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  5. office(Noun)

    Religious service, especially a liturgy officiated by a Christian priest or minister

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  6. office(Noun)

    Major administrative division, notably in certain governmental administrations, either at ministry level (e.g. the British Home Office) or within or dependent on such a department.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  7. office(Noun)

    A task that one feels obliged to do.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

  8. office(Noun)

    The parts of a house given over to household work, storage etc.

    Etymology: From office, offis etc., and office, from officium, probably a contraction of opificium, from opifex, from opus + facere.

Freebase

  1. Office

    An office is generally a room or other area where people work, but may also denote a position within an organization with specific duties attached to it; the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one's duty. When used as an adjective, the term "office" may refer to business-related tasks. In legal writing, a company or organization has offices in any place that it has an official presence, even if that presence consists of, for example, a storage silo rather than an office. An office is an architectural and design phenomenon, whether it is a small office such as a bench in the corner of a small business of extremely small size through entire floors of buildings up to and including massive buildings dedicated entirely to one company. In modern terms an office usually refers to the location where white-collar workers are employed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Office

    of′is, n. settled duty or employment: a position imposing certain duties or giving a right to exercise an employment: business: act of worship: order or form of a religious service, either public or private: that which a thing is designed or fitted to do: a place where business is carried on: (pl.) acts of good or ill: service: the apartments of a house in which the domestics discharge their duties.—ns. Off′ice-bear′er, one who holds office: one who has an appointed duty to perform in connection with some company, society, &c.; Off′icer, one who holds an office: a person who performs some public duty: a person entrusted with responsibility in the army or navy.—v.t. to furnish with officers: to command, as officers.—adj. Offic′ial, pertaining to an office: depending on the proper office or authority: done by authority.—n. one who holds an office: a subordinate public officer: the deputy of a bishop, &c.—ns. Offic′ialism, official position: excessive devotion to official routine and detail; Official′ity, Offic′ialty, the charge, office, or jurisdiction of an official: the official headquarters of an ecclesiastical or other deliberative and governing body.—adv. Offic′ially.—n. Offic′iant, one who officiates at a religious service, one who administers a sacrament.—v.i. Offic′iāte, to perform the duties of an office: (with for) to perform official duties in place of another.—n. Offic′iātor.—Give the office (slang), to suggest, supply information; Holy office, the Inquisition. [Fr.,—L. officium.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. office

    An enduring organization that is formed around a specific function within a joint force commander

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. office

    Any place or department appointed for the officers and clerks to attend in, for the discharge of their respective employments; as, the adjutant-general’s office, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. office

    A type of open plan space where people work together with perfect, easy, accurate, simple, specific efficient and effective budgets, goals, law, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategy, structure, systems, vision, treaties, communication and interaction.

    The office is beautiful open plan and spacious and light.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'office' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #328

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'office' in Written Corpus Frequency: #520

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'office' in Nouns Frequency: #83

How to pronounce office?

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How to say office in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of office in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of office in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of office in a Sentence

  1. Mark Levin:

    The people are filling thosegrocery shelves, they areworking harder than ever before, they are hiring people, they have the protective gloves, they have the masks on... they built theseplastic shields... at the register.I go to the post office, samething.

  2. Suzanne Crough:

    I'm an office manager for Office Max, i have two daughters, I'm married, I have a normal job.

  3. Benjamin Brafman:

    One of my concerns is that by virtue of some of the publicity that has occurred over the weekend, that the ability for people to keep an open mind is of concern to me, i also think that the pressure that is being brought to bear on the (Manhattan) District Attorney's office demanding that an indictment or prosecution of Mr. Weinstein proceed is inappropriate pressure.

  4. Police Chief Charlie Beck:

    But in trying to be open on a discussion that is very much a national discussion, one that has reached all the way to the President's office, I want to make sure that Angelenos know that Los Angeles police take this incident very seriously.

  5. Lara Trump:

    After twenty months in office with unparalleled results for peace and prosperity in America, President Trump has provided the results President Trump promised, and grassroots America has responded to these remarkable results and the booming President Trump economy with their generous support of our campaign.

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