officer[ôf′i sər, äf′-]
A police officer.
- The definition of an officer is a person in a position of authority in a business, the police, the military or other group.
- An example of an officer is the person in charge of managing the financial risks a company makes.
- An example of an officer is a person in the military who commands over troops.
- Officer is defined as to command over with authority, or provide with authority figures.
An example of officer is someone in the military commanding their troops; to officer the troops.
- anyone elected or appointed to an office or position of authority in a government, business, institution, society, etc.
- a police officer or constable
- a person appointed to a position of authority in the armed forces; specif., commissioned officer
- the captain or any of the mates of a merchant ship
- in certain honorary societies, a member of any grade above the lowest
Origin of officerMiddle English ; from Anglo-French and amp; Old French officier ; from Medieval Latin officiarius ; from Classical Latin officium, office
- to provide with officers
- to command; direct; manage
- One who holds an office of authority or trust in an organization, such as a corporation or government.
- One who holds a commission in the armed forces.
- A person licensed in the merchant marine as master, mate, chief engineer, or assistant engineer.
- A police officer.
transitive verbof·fi·cered, of·fi·cer·ing, of·fi·cers
- To furnish with officers.
- To command or manage as an officer.
Origin of officerMiddle English, from Old French officier, from Medieval Latin officārius, from Latin officium, service, duty; see Office .
(third-person singular simple present officers, present participle officering, simple past and past participle officered)
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