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Meaning of OFFICER

Pronunciation:  'ofisur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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. [n]  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. [n]  a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
  4. [n]  a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
  5. [v]  direct or command as an officer

OFFICER is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: military officer, officeholder, police officer, policeman, ship's officer
 See Also: adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp, army officer, bobby, brass hat, bull, captain, chief of staff, command, commandant, commander, commanding officer, commissioned officer, constable, constabulary, cop, copper, desk officer, detective, executive officer, first mate, functionary, fuzz, gendarme, gob, inspector, inspector general, investigator, Jack, Jack-tar, law, law officer, lawman, man, mariner, master, mate, military man, military personnel, motorcycle cop, motorcycle policeman, Mountie, naval officer, navigator, noncom, noncommissioned officer, official, old salt, peace officer, pig, police, police captain, police chief, police constable, police detective, police force, police matron, policewoman, privateer, privateersman, probation officer, purser, sailing master, sea captain, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, sergeant at arms, serjeant-at-arms, serviceman, shoofly, skipper, speed cop, state trooper, steward, supercargo, tar, tec, traffic cop, trooper, warrant officer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Of"fi*cer\, n. [F. officier. See {Office}, and cf.
    {Official}, n.]
    1. One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with
       an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as,
       a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer. ``I
       am an officer of state.'' --Shak.
    2. (U. S. Mil.) Specifically, a commissioned officer, in
       distinction from a warrant officer.
    {Field officer}, {General officer}, etc. See under {Field},
       {General}. etc.
    {Officer of the day} (Mil.), the officer who, on a given day,
       has charge for that day of the quard, prisoners, and
       police of the post or camp.
    {Officer of the deck}, or {Officer of the watch} (Naut.), the
       officer temporarily in charge on the deck of a vessel,
       esp. a war vessel.
  2. \Of"fi*cer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Officered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Officering}.]
    1. To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.
    2. To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments
       officered the recruits.
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