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.
An example of officer is someone in the military commanding their troops; to officer the troops.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, The Mirror and the Lamp.Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.
Origin of officer
- Middle English from Old French officier from Medieval Latin officārius from Latin officium service, duty office
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition