Definition and Meanings for office

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Office is ranked 341 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of office

noun, transitive verb

Etymology of office

f., fr. l. officium, for opificium; ops ability, wealth, help + facere to do or make. see opulent, fact

Meaning of office


as noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • the place where any kind of business or service for others is transacted; a building, suite of rooms, or room in which public officers or workers in any organization transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office; the doctor's office; the mayor's office.
  • the company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, i have notified the office.
  • the apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc.
  • any service other than that of ordination and the mass; any prescribed religious service.

as noun


    as transitive verb

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