Definitions of department

  1. the territorial and administrative division of some countries ( such as France)
  2. a specialized sphere of knowledge; " baking is not my department"; " his work established a new department of literature"
  3. a specialized division of a large organization; " you'll find it in the hardware department"; " she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
  4. A part, portion, or subdivision.
  5. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
  6. Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
  7. A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire.
  8. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
  9. A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the of the Loire.
  10. A military subdivision of a country; as, the of the Potomac.
  11. A distinct division; a separate room or office for business; a branch of business, study, or science; a division of government; as, the Department of Agriculture; a province.
  12. Departmental.
  13. That which is parted or separated: a part or portion: a separate part of business or duty: a section of the administration: a division of a country, esp. of France.
  14. A part or division; division of business or duty.
  15. A division for a distinct purpose.
  16. A separate part or division or branch, especially of duty, business, or inquiry; a political division of territory in a country, as in France.
  17. Act of departing; departure.
  18. A separate room or office for business; a branch of business; a division of territory.

Usage examples for department

  1. At the final organization under the new Constitution he was placed at the head of the Treasury Department. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  2. " I will, and will join you afterward at the War Department. – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  3. State if he said anything as to the means by which he intended to obtain or was directed by the President to obtain possession of the War Department. – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)
  4. 4. Write to the Department of Justice, Washington, D. C., for information regarding the activities of American socialists during the World War. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  5. But her first department- store article did not come out. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  6. If Ford goes, every man in the department will quit with him. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  7. It was not until many weeks later that Mr. Smith chanced to hear of the complete change of policy of Daly's department store. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  8. So exceptional a business is the post, that the telegraphs, though managed by the same department, have never been managed with the same success. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  9. The fact that rich, or at least well- to- do, women are sometimes guilty of theft in the big Department stores has always received a certain amount of attention. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  10. The consequence is, that we make so little progress in that department of literature, while advancing rapidly in every other. – Letters on International Copyright; Second Edition by Henry C. Carey
  11. Illustration is afforded by the New York tenement department. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  12. The following afternoon I was sent for by Mr. Singleton, of the Finger- print Department. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  13. Stone is thinking of having the three of us- Dock, you and your habit- write a department for the Saturday News after the fashion of the Noctes. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  14. 7745. What department did you manage in Mr. Anderson's shop? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  15. The girls had passed through the vestibule to the lower floor room which once had served as the Press' circulation department. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  16. However, his activity will be very useful in a thousand details of a department which has been neglected and badly managed for the last sixty years. – The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Charles Duke Yonge
  17. Chief Heinmiller ran the Fire Department and ran it right. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  18. The department had been induced to move by a committee of local gentlemen, in which Tatham had taken a leading part. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. On his way out he came upon an acquaintance making a purchase in another department of the shop. – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  20. The accusation was supported by the three high courts- only the police department was on the side of the council of war. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai