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

How to pronounce officer?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Police George Kral:

    I'm sad to say that Officer Brandon Stalker was struck once and has passed away.

  2. Patrick Lynch:

    Officer Daniel Pantaleo's a model of what we want a police officer to be, officer Daniel Pantaleo's a mature, mature police officer, motivated by serving the community. Officer Daniel Pantaleo literally is Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

  3. Harry Dunn:

    The Black officer struggle was different as in, like I said, we fought against not just people that were, that hated what we represented, but they hate our skin color also, the Black officer struggle's just The Black officer struggle, and they used those words to prove The Black officer struggle. They showed that they hated us and they hated our skin color.

  4. Randy Sutton:

    Someone’s home can be a dangerous place to be for a police officer.

  5. Ilaan Maazel:

    In both cases there was no special prosecutor investigating the police, and I think that's a problem, police have a hard job but it's so important that when a police officer violates the law that he's held accountable.

Images & Illustrations of officer

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