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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say officer in sign language?

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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. Gus Papathanasiou:

    The officers are angry, and I don't blame them, the entire executive team failed Capitol Police officers, and they must be held accountable. Their inaction cost one officer his life and Capitol Police officers have almost 140 responding officers injured. They have a lot to atone for.

  2. Russell Begaye:

    It's difficult to serve as a police officer on Navajo, most of the time, you don't have back-up ... sometimes you'll have another officer driving an hour an hour and a half, responding to a domestic violence situation.

  3. Officer Christopher Smelser:

    Valenzuela was continually struggling to get away, once on the ground, during this struggle, Officer Smelser applied a vascular neck restraint technique to gain control, it is police policy that after any use of force, fire and ambulance are called upon to provide medical care, if necessary. Mr. Valenzuela was observed as non-responsive, EMS technicians attempted life-saving measures which were not successful.

  4. Chad Wolf:

    Local police federal law enforcement benefit by regular communication-not less, this decision defies logic plays politics with officer safety.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    Let me just say how very, very dismaying and disappointing that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails, yesterday and today, he is the attorney general of the United States of America, not the attorney general of Donald Trump.

Images & Illustrations of officer

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