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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. ( 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"
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office.
  12. The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc.
  13. Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service.
  14. To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Duty; public employment; business; place of business.
  19. A particular duty, charge, or trust.
  20. A service or duty.
  21. A place where business is carried on.
  22. Apartments where the domestics do their duties; buildings about a family house. Holy office the Inquisition, or its directorate at Rome.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. The outlying parts, as stables, & c., of a mansion or palace.

Usage examples for office

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