Definitions of officer

  1. 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. 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. direct or command as an officer
  4. a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; " he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
  5. a member of a police force; " it was an accident, officer"
  6. 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.
  7. Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer.
  8. To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.
  9. To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits.
  10. A person elected by a profit or nonprofit corporation's board of directors, or by the manager of a limited liability company, to manage the day- to- day operations of the organization. Officers generally hold titles such as President or Treasurer. Many states and most corporate bylaws or LLC operating agreements require a corporation or LLC to have a president, secretary and treasurer. Election of a vice president may be required by state law.
  11. A person authorized to perform a certain public duty.
  12. To furnish with authorized leaders; to command as an authorized leader.
  13. One who holds an office: a person who performs some public office.
  14. To furnish with officers: to command, as officers.
  15. One who holds an office.
  16. To furnish with officers.
  17. To command as an officer.
  18. To appoint officers for.
  19. One who holds an office, as in an army.
  20. A person commissioned to perform any public duty.
  21. One authorised to perform some public duty; one holding a place of authority in the army or navy.
  22. To furnish or supply with officers.

Usage examples for officer

  1. His brother officer stood for a moment looking gravely at the object in question. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. And little more than that can be said of any officer – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  3. One officer said, That is a sharp question for me. – The Personal Touch by J. Wilbur Chapman
  4. " It is impossible," says the officer – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  5. 4 'They're talking sense all right, ' said one young officer to another, behind Alix. – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  6. He made a sign to the officer to follow his example and to come with him. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  7. I don't need anybody's advice, the officer cried. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  8. And Why was only one General officer dischargd? – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  9. English officer I suppose? – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  10. The officer smiled as he said, Do me any harm! – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  11. " I told the officer that. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  12. The Duke of Hereward walked toward the detective officer – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  13. He was a brave, noble- hearted officer and an old friend, and accordingly she went with some other friends. – The Fairy Nightcaps by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  14. " No," said the officer but I speak for him." – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  15. No one was left but one officer – Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 by William Walton
  16. Already the officer has gone for young Cameron. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  17. " We'll mark the place," an officer promised. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. And an English officer is going to bring him home this very morning. – A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia by Alice Turner Curtis
  19. The same officer replied. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  20. Is this your prisoner, officer – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train