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, officernoun

    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, officernoun

    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, officernoun

    a member of a police force

    "it was an accident, officer"

  4. officer, ship's officerverb

    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. officerverb

    direct or command as an officer

Wiktionary

  1. officernoun

    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. officernoun

    One who holds a public office.

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

  3. officernoun

    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. officernoun

    A simple contraction of the term "commissioned officer."

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

  5. officerverb

    To supply with officers.

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

  6. officerverb

    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.

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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

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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. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott:

    We don't need to arrest these students, we need to keep them in school, if students are misbehaving in classrooms, the fix is not having a police officer on campus.

  2. Killer Mike:

    I watched a white police officer assassinate a black man, and I know that tore your heart out.

  3. Feidin Santana:

    As you can see in the video, the police officer just shot him in the back. ... And I knew right away that I had something in my hands.

  4. Anne Marrin:

    Chris Covelli, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective, told FoxNews.com. On Sept. 1, 2015, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz radioed in from a rural area of Fox Lake that Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was getting out of Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz cruiser to check on three suspicious men, two white and one black. A short while later Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was found shot to death, one bullet hitting Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz bulletproof vest, the other striking Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz below the vest, near Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz heart. Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz glasses and other belongings were found strewn around the swampy area, leading investigators to believe the officer engaged in some type of struggle. However, in a stunning twist, police discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz carefully staged Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz suicide to look like murder. Investigators learned the corrupt cop apparently caved under the pressure of living a shocking double life for nearly two decades. It's unheard of in our profession that anyone would think to do something like that and it just shows the emotional state that he must have been in over all of this and knowing that we were getting closer to finding out what was really going on, said Fox Lake Administrator, Anne Marrin. According to investigators, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the Fox Lake Explorer program, the' police academy for teens' Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was hailed as a hero for managing for years. Police say Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz used the money for vacations, car repairs and even adult websites. It was also discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz had extramarital affairs and arranged for Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz own mistress to marry Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz son in order to gain added military benefits. Perhaps the biggest bombshell was that Gliniewicz contacted a hit man to have Marrin murdered. It's crazy. I can't describe it any other way.

  5. Rich Roberts:

    The better trained the officer, the safer they are and the more effective they are.

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