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Definitions of office

  1. an administrative unit of government; " the Central Intelligence Agency"; " the Census Bureau"; " Office of Management and Budget"; " Tennessee Valley Authority"
  2. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; " he rented an office in the new building"
  3. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; " the function of a teacher"; " the government must do its part"; " play its role"
  4. ( of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; " being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; " during his first year in power"
  5. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; " the offices of the mass"
  6. professional or clerical workers in an office; " the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
  7. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  8. ( of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; " being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; " during his first year in office"; " during his first year in power"; " the power of the president"
  9. That which a person does, either voluntarily or by appointment, for, or with reference to, others; customary duty, or a duty that arises from the relations of man to man; as, kind offices, pious offices.
  10. A special duty, trust, charge, or position, conferred by authority and for a public purpose; a position of trust or authority; as, an executive or judical office; a municipal office.
  11. A charge or trust, of a sacred nature, conferred by God himself; as, the office of a priest under the old dispensation, and that of the apostles in the new.
  12. The place where a particular kind of business or service for others is transacted; a house or apartment in which public officers and others transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office.
  13. The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office.
  14. The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc.
  15. Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service.
  16. To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge.
  17. That which is performed, intended, or assigned to be done, by a particular thing, or that which anything is fitted to perform; a function; - answering to duty in intelligent beings.
  18. Position of trust or authority for a public purpose; as, the office of President; function; as, the office of the ears is to hear; a religious ceremony or rite; as, the office of marriage; a duty or service; as, an office of kindness; an apartment for professional or clerical business; as, a doctor's office; an express office.
  19. Settled duty or employment: business: act of good or ill: act of worship: formulary of devotion: peculiar use: a place for business: a benefice with no jurisdiction attached.
  20. Duty; public employment; business; place of business.
  21. A particular duty, charge, or trust.
  22. A service or duty.
  23. A place where business is carried on.
  24. Apartments where the domestics do their duties; buildings about a family house. Holy office the Inquisition, or its directorate at Rome.
  25. A duty or employment of a public, a sacred or a private nature; function; business; employment; service tendered; formulary of devotion; a house or apartment in which business is transacted; functionaries.
  26. Settled duty; employment; business; peculiar use or function; an act of kindness; a formulary of devotion; a house or apartment where commercial men, & c., transact their business; a counting- house.
  27. The outlying parts, as stables, & c., of a mansion or palace.
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Usage examples for office

  1. The office is different. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  2. I believe that Jack would like to go into an office to- morrow." – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. There was no light in the office; neither man had thought of a light. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  4. He had to wait till the office opened up. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  5. " As soon as mother gets the office done," suggested Arthur. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  6. That's why you are to go and see him at his office. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  7. We'll talk in the office. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  8. I am coming to London to- morrow, and will call at your office at about half- past ten. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. A present from the office? – The Second String by Nat Gould
  10. Why, no; that is, if he can't go back to his office again. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  11. " He's in the inside office, I guess. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  12. Yes, or better still, I shall call at his office. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  13. A word or two at the office, Easleby, and I'm after him. – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  14. For there was no longer any office to go to. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  15. I'm so glad you're in my father's office. – Terry's Trials and Triumphs by J. Macdonald Oxley
  16. It's lucky for you the office was closed on Saturday night, or my orders to scratch Barellan would have gone in. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  17. I heard it in the office. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  18. Mr. Brauer called her into his office at ten o'clock. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  19. I have just come into this office this minute. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  20. Are you coming to the office? – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
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