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Definitions of office

  1. To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Apartments where the domestics do their duties; buildings about a family house. Holy office the Inquisition, or its directorate at Rome. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. The outlying parts, as stables, &c., of a mansion or palace. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. professional or clerical workers in an office; "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Duty; public employment; business; place of business. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. A particular duty, charge, or trust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A place where business is carried on. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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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
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