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. a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; " he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
  4. 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.
  5. Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer.
  6. To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.
  7. To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits.
  8. 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.
  9. A person authorized to perform a certain public duty.
  10. To furnish with authorized leaders; to command as an authorized leader.
  11. One who holds an office: a person who performs some public office.
  12. To furnish with officers: to command, as officers.
  13. One who holds an office.
  14. To furnish with officers.
  15. To command as an officer.
  16. To appoint officers for.
  17. A person commissioned to perform any public duty.
  18. One authorised to perform some public duty; one holding a place of authority in the army or navy.
  19. To furnish or supply with officers.

Usage examples for officer

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