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ex·ec·u·tive

 (ĭg-zĕk′yə-tĭv)
n.
1. A person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization.
2. The chief officer of a government, state, or political division.
3. The branch of government charged with putting into effect a country's laws and the administering of its functions.
4. Computers A set of coded instructions designed to process and control other coded instructions.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, capable of, or suited for carrying out or executing: an advisory body lacking executive powers.
2. Having, characterized by, or relating to administrative or managerial authority: the executive director of a drama troupe; executive experience and skills.
3. Of or relating to the branch of government charged with the execution and administration of the nation's laws.

[Middle English, to be carried out, from Old French exécutif, from executer, to carry out; see execute.]

executive

(ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɪv)
n
1.
a. a person or group responsible for the administration of a project, activity, or business
b. (as modifier): executive duties; an executive position.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the branch of government responsible for carrying out laws, decrees, etc; administration
b. any administration. Compare judiciary, legislature
adj
3. having the function or purpose of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc, into practical effect
4. of, relating to, or designed for an executive: the executive suite.
5. informal of the most expensive or exclusive type: executive housing; executive class.
exˈecutively adv

ex•ec•u•tive

(ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv)

n.
1. a person or group having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization.
2. the person or group in whom the supreme executive power of a government is vested.
3. the executive branch of a government.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc.: executive ability.
5. pertaining to or charged with the execution of laws or the administration of public affairs: executive appointments.
6. designed for or used by executives.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin execūtīvus < Latin execūt(us), past participle of ex(s)equī (see execute)]
ex•ec′u•tive•ly, adv.

executive

The branch of a government that puts into effect the laws and decisions made by that government.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.executive - a person responsible for the administration of a businessexecutive - a person responsible for the administration of a business
administrator, decision maker - someone who administers a business
business executive, corporate executive - an executive in a business corporation
government minister, minister - a person appointed to a high office in the government; "Minister of Finance"
rainmaker - executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm
Surgeon General - the head of the United States Public Health Service
V.P., vice president - an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances
2.executive - persons who administer the law
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
governance, governing body, organisation, administration, brass, establishment, organization - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
Bush administration - the executive under President George W. Bush
Clinton administration - the executive under President Clinton
Bush administration - the executive under President George H. W. Bush
Reagan administration - the executive under President Reagan
Carter administration - the executive under President Carter
3.executive - someone who manages a government agency or departmentexecutive - someone who manages a government agency or department
commissioner - a government administrator
DCI, Director of Central Intelligence - the head of the United States Intelligence Community and director of the Central Intelligence Agency
chief, top dog, head - a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"
prefect - a chief officer or chief magistrate; "the prefect of Paris police"
Secretary General - a person who is a chief administrator (as of the United Nations)
triumvir - one of a group of three sharing public administration or civil authority especially in ancient Rome
Adj.1.executive - having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.; "the executive branch"

executive

adjective
1. administrative, controlling, directing, governing, regulating, decision-making, managerial He sits on the executive committee of the company.

executive

noun
A person having administrative or managerial authority in an organization:
Informal: exec.
adjective
Of, for, or relating to administration or administrators:
Translations
السُّلْطَه التَّنْفيذِيَّهداريمُدِيرمُدير تَنْفيذي، رَئيس إدارَهَنْفيذي
vedoucí pracovníkvýkonnývýkonný ředitel
lederudøvendechefden udøvende magtdirektør
johtaja
rukovoditelj
fõtisztviselõ
framkvæmda-, stjórnunar-framkvæmdavaldframkvæmdavalds-stjórnandi
エグゼクティブ
실행위원
exekutívatýkajúci sa riadeniavedúci úradník
direktor
verkställande
ผู้บริหาร
yöneticiyönetimle ilgiliyürütme/icra organıidareciuygulama
chuyên viên

executive

[ɪgˈzekjʊtɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (= managerial) [powers, role] → ejecutivo; [position, duties, decision] → directivo, de nivel ejecutivo; [pay, salaries] → de los ejecutivos; [offices, suite] (= for executives) → para ejecutivos; (= used by executives) → de los ejecutivos; [car] → de ejecutivo
2. (esp Brit) (= up-market) [briefcase, chair, toy] → de ejecutivo
B. N
1. (= person) → ejecutivo/a m/f
a sales executiveun(a) ejecutivo/a de ventas
see also chief C
2. (= group) [of company] → comité m ejecutivo; [of trade union, party] → ejecutiva f
to be on the executive [of company] → pertenecer al comité ejecutivo; [of trade union, party] → pertenecer a la ejecutiva
3. (= part of government) → poder m ejecutivo, ejecutivo m
C. CPD executive board N (Admin, Ind) → junta f directiva
executive chairman Npresidente/a m/f ejecutivo/a
executive committee N (Admin, Ind) → comité m ejecutivo
executive director N (Brit) → director(a) m/f ejecutivo/a
executive officer N (US) (Mil, Naut) → segundo/a comandante m/f
executive president Npresidente/a m/f ejecutivo/a
executive privilege N (US) (Pol) → inmunidad f del poder ejecutivo
executive producer N (Cine, Theat, TV) → productor(a) m/f ejecutivo/a
executive secretary Nsecretario/a m/f de dirección
EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE
Se conoce como executive privilege el derecho que tiene el Presidente de Estados Unidos a no revelar cierta información al Congreso o a la judicatura en lo que se refiere a las actividades de su oficina. Suelen alegarse normalmente motivos de seguridad nacional o la necesidad de no desvelar ciertas conversaciones privadas del gobierno, pero no puede pedirse por razones personales. Varios presidentes han pedido durante su mandato que se les concediera este derecho de forma absoluta, pero los tribunales se lo han denegado. Durante el escándalo Watergate, el presidente Richard Nixon intentó acogerse a este derecho para no revelar ciertas grabaciones de conversaciones telefónicas de la Comisión de Investigación del Senado, pero le fue denegado por el Tribunal Supremo.

executive

[ɪgˈzɛkjʊtɪv]
n
(= manager) → cadre m
He's an executive → Il est cadre.
(= part of organization) → exécutif m
the executive [government] → l'exécutif
adj
[branch, committee] → exécutif/ive
[position, job] → de cadre
[secretary] → de direction
[offices] → de la direction
[car, plane] → de fonction
(= expensive) → de luxeexecutive director nadministrateur/trice m/fexecutive job nposte m de cadreexecutive lounge n (in airport)salon m classe affairesexecutive pay nsalaire m de cadreexecutive privilege n (US) privilège du président de ne pas communiquer certaines informations

executive

n
(Admin, Comm: = person) → leitender Angestellter, leitende Angestellte, Manager(in) m(f); junior executiveleitender Angestellter, leitende Angestellte; senior executiveGeschäftsführer(in) m(f); he’s a Shell executiveer ist ein leitender Angestellter bei Shell; business executivesleitende Geschäftsleute pl
(Comm, Pol: = managing group) → Vorstand m; the party’s/union’s National Executive (Committee)der Partei-/Gewerkschaftsvorstand; to be on the executiveVorstandsmitglied or im Vorstand sein
the executive (Pol, part of government) → die Exekutive
adj
(= managerial) position, postleitend; executive powerExekutivgewalt f; the executive branch (of government)die Exekutive (der Regierung); executive decisionManagemententscheidung f; executive functionFührungsfunktion f; executive roleFührungsrolle f; executive abilityFührungsqualität f; he has executive abilityer hat das Zeug zum Manager; executive pay or salariesGehälter plder leitenden Angestellten
(= luxury, for executives)für gehobene Ansprüche

executive

:
executive assistant
n (esp US) → Assistent(in) m(f)des Geschäftsführers
executive board
n (Admin, Comm) → Vorstand m
executive briefcase
executive burnout
executive car
nWagen mder gehobenen Mittelklasse
executive chair
nChefsessel m
executive chairman
executive committee
nVorstand m
executive council
nVorstand m; the Executive Council (Pol) → der Exekutivrat
executive director
executive jet
nPrivatjet m(für Manager)
executive lounge
n (at airport) → VIP-Salon m
executive mansion
n the Executive Mansion (US: = White House) → der Amtssitz des Präsidenten; (= State Governor’s house)der Amtssitz des Gouverneurs
executive member
executive officer
nErster Offizier
executive order
n (US) → Rechtsverordnung f
executive president
nPräsident(in) m(f)mit Exekutivgewalt
executive producer
executive relief
n (euph) Sex für leitende Angestellte
executive secretary
nDirektionssekretär(in) m(f)
executive session
n (US Parl) → Senatssitzung f (unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit)
executive suite
n (in office) → Vorstandsetage f
executive toy
nManagerspielzeug nt

executive

[ɪgˈzɛkjʊtɪv]
1. adj (powers, committee) → esecutivo/a; (position, job, duties) → direttivo/a; (secretary) → di direzione; (offices, suite) → della direzione; (car, plane) → dirigenziale
2. n (Admin, Industry) → dirigente m/f, manager m/f
the executive (Pol) → l'esecutivo

execute

(ˈeksikjuːt) verb
1. to put to death by order of the law. After the war many traitors were executed.
2. to carry out (instructions etc).
3. to perform (a movement etc usually requiring skill).
ˌexeˈcution (-ʃən) noun
1. (an act of) killing by law. The judge ordered the execution of the murderer.
2. the act of executing (orders or skilled movements etc).
ˌexeˈcutioner noun
a person whose duty is to put to death condemned persons.
executive (igˈzekjutiv) adjective
1. (in a business organization etc) concerned with management. executive skills.
2. concerned with the carrying out of laws etc. executive powers.
noun
1. the branch of the government that puts the laws into effect.
2. a person or body of people in an organization etc that has power to direct or manage. He is an executive in an insurance company.
executor (igˈzekjutə) noun
a person appointed to see to the carrying out of what is stated in a will. His two brothers are the executors of his will.

executive

مُدِير vedoucí pracovník leder leitender Angestellter στέλεχος ejecutivo johtaja cadre rukovoditelj dirigente エグゼクティブ 실행위원 leidinggevend persoon direktør kierownik executivo член правления verkställande ผู้บริหาร yönetici chuyên viên 管理人员
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She is handsome, energetic, executive, but to me she seems unimpressionable and temperamentally incapable of enthusiasm.
The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or" lastly--an argument of greater weight in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,--the high respectability and political influence of the criminal's connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
So, one fine morning I ascended the flight of granite steps, with the President's commission in my pocket, and was introduced to the corps of gentlemen who were to aid me in my weighty responsibility as chief executive officer of the Custom-House.
That the executive head of a nation should be a person of lofty character and extraordinary ability, was manifest and indisputable; that none but the Deity could select that head unerr- ingly, was also manifest and indisputable; that the Deity ought to make that selection, then, was likewise manifest and indisputable; consequently, that He does make it, as claimed, was an unavoidable deduction.
With large business sagacity and an executive capacity which must have been inherited from their father, they now proposed to extend their operations to a larger area and distribute soap to contiguous villages, if these villages could be induced to buy.
We rely," Hubbard said, "upon your executive ability, your fidelity, and unremitting zeal.
A constitution for the people, and the distribution of legislative, executive, and judicial powers was prepared.
During that period fifteen different and greatly distinguished citizens have, in succession, administered the executive branch of the government.
They would, at the same time, be necessitated to strengthen the executive arm of government, in doing which their constitutions would acquire a progressive direction toward monarchy.
Because when once an efficient national government is established, the best men in the country will not only consent to serve, but also will generally be appointed to manage it; for, although town or country, or other contracted influence, may place men in State assemblies, or senates, or courts of justice, or executive departments, yet more general and extensive reputation for talents and other qualifications will be necessary to recommend men to offices under the national government, -- especially as it will have the widest field for choice, and never experience that want of proper persons which is not uncommon in some of the States.
Experience has instructed us that no skill in the science of government has yet been able to discriminate and define, with sufficient certainty, its three great provinces the legislative, executive, and judiciary; or even the privileges and powers of the different legislative branches.
It is emphatically HIS end of the ship, though, of course, he is the executive supervisor of the whole.