The office of president.
An example of an office is a law firm.
An example of an office is the position of senator.
Done through someone's good (or ill) offices.
- The canonical hours.
- A prayer service in the Anglican Church, such as Morning or Evening Prayer.
- A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.
Can your office handle that amount of work?
The US Patent Office.
Is she inclined to seek office?
The Printing Office.
The Foreign Office.
The British Home Office.
The office of vice president.
Our host performed the office of tour guide.
Through her kind offices we were given a room with a view.
[...] the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant [...]
[...] there I readily engaged in the office of pointing out to my friend the certain evils of such a choice.
- currently holding (or not holding) power or a particular position of authority
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of office
- Middle English from Old French duty from Latin officium dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition