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of•fi•cer(ˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə-)
officer official office worker
An officer is a person who has a position of authority in the armed forces.
Officer is also used in the name of some people's jobs.
An official is a person who holds a position of authority in an organization, especially a government department or a trade union.
You do not use 'officer' or 'official' to refer to someone who works in an office. A person like this is called an office worker.
Past participle: officered
|Noun||1.||officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
army officer - an officer in the armed forces; "he's a retired army officer"
brass hat - a high-ranking military officer
chief of staff - the senior officer of a service of the armed forces
commissioned officer - a military officer holding a commission
desk officer - a military officer who is not assigned to active duty
executive officer - the officer second in command
inspector general - a military officer responsible for investigations
military adviser, military advisor - a military officer who serves as an adviser to the troops of an allied nation
naval officer - an officer in the navy
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
warrant officer - holds rank by virtue of a warrant
|2.||officer - 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"|
holder - a person who holds something; "they held two hostages"; "he holds the trophy"; "she holds a United States passport"
probation officer - the officer of the court who supervises probationers
|3.||officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"|
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
bobby - an informal term for a British policeman
gendarme - a French policeman
inspector - a high ranking police officer
motorcycle cop, motorcycle policeman, speed cop - a policeman who rides a motorcycle (and who checks the speeds of motorists)
Mountie - colloquial term for a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
shoofly - an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
traffic cop - a policeman who controls the flow of automobile traffic
trooper - a mounted policeman
|4.||officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"|
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
purser - an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare
steward - the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements
supercargo - an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase
|Verb||1.||officer - direct or command as an officer|
command - be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
the officers of a company → los directivos or la junta directiva de una empresa
to be well officered → tener buena oficialidad
a party at the officers' mess → une fête au mess des officiersOfficers' Training Corps n (British) corps volontaire de formation d'officiersoffice work n → travail m de bureauoffice worker n → employé(e) m/f de bureau