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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒfɪsə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɔfɪsɚ/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɑfɪsɚ/
- (dialectal, informal) IPA(key): /ˈɒfsə/
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- Hyphenation: of‧fi‧cer
officer (plural officers)
- A respectful term of address for an officer, especially a police officer.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XIX, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
- Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.
- One who holds a public office.
- An agent or servant imparted with the ability, to some degree, to act on initiative.
- (colloquial, military) A commissioned officer.
one who holds a public office
agent or servant endowed with the ability to act on initiative
contraction of the term "commissioned officer"
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- (transitive) To supply with officers.
- (transitive) To command like an officer.
- 1848 November – 1850 December, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 31, in The History of Pendennis. […], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: Bradbury and Evans, […], OCLC 2057953:
- Many of our journals are officered by Irish gentlemen, and their gallant brigade does the penning among us, as their ancestors used to transact the fighting in Europe; and engage under many a flag, to be good friends when the battle is over.
to command like an officer
- offecer, officeer, officeere, officere, officiare, officier, offiser, offycer, offycere, offyseer, oficer
officer (plural officers)
- A hireling or subordinate; one employed to serve, especially at an estate.
- An official or officeholder; the holder of a prominent office or position.
- A municipal, local or societal official or officeholder.
- A religious or ecclesiastical official or officeholder.
- (religion) A deputy or subordinate of the forces of good or evil.
- (rare) One who supervises or organises jousting.
- (rare) A member or leader of a military force.
- “offī̆cē̆r, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-03-20.
- officer, a military person of fänrik grade or higher
- (archaic) ämbetsman, tjänsteman; one who holds a public office
|Declension of officer|