What does officer mean?

Definitions for officer
ˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-of·fi·cer

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. military officer, officer(noun)

    any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command

    "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"

  2. officeholder, officer(noun)

    someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust

    "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"

  3. policeman, police officer, officer(noun)

    a member of a police force

    "it was an accident, officer"

  4. officer, ship's officer(verb)

    a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

    "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"

  5. officer(verb)

    direct or command as an officer

Wiktionary

  1. officer(Noun)

    One who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization, especially in military, police or government organizations.

    Etymology: From officer, officier, from officiarius, from officium + -arius.

  2. officer(Noun)

    One who holds a public office.

    Etymology: From officer, officier, from officiarius, from officium + -arius.

  3. officer(Noun)

    An agent or servant imparted with the ability, to some degree, to act on initiative.

    Etymology: From officer, officier, from officiarius, from officium + -arius.

  4. officer(Noun)

    A simple contraction of the term "commissioned officer."

    Etymology: From officer, officier, from officiarius, from officium + -arius.

  5. officer(Verb)

    To supply with officers.

    Etymology: From officer, officier, from officiarius, from officium + -arius.

  6. officer(Verb)

    To command like an officer.

    Etymology: From officer, officier, from officiarius, from officium + -arius.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. officer

    A person having some command. A term applied both in the royal and mercantile navies to any one of a ship's company who ranks above the fore-mast men.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1150

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #975

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'officer' in Nouns Frequency: #210

How to pronounce officer?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of officer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of officer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of officer in a Sentence

  1. Michael Jackson:

    The officer only had one choice.

  2. William McManus:

    I will also say that the officer is very, very lucky to be alive at that close range, having been shot in the hand, and not somewhere else more vital.

  3. Cynthia Daniels:

    My husband would never, ever take a gun and point it an officer, he would never do that.

  4. President Trump:

    Americas heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold-blood by an illegal alien who just came across the border, the life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.

  5. Mayor Luke Bornin:

    This morning, a Hartford Police Officer sustained severe stab wounds while in the line of duty, she is in critical condition and we will update the public later today. We ask the entire Hartford community to keep the officer in their thoughts and prayers.

Images & Illustrations of officer

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