HyperDic: office

English > 7 senses of the word office:
NOUNartifactoffice, business officeplace of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
groupoffice, agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, authorityan administrative unit of government
actoffice, function, part, rolethe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
stateoffice, power(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
groupoffice, office staffprofessional or clerical workers in an office
actofficea religious ... / religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities
actoffice, position, post, berth, spot, billet, place, situationa job in an organization
office > pronunciation
Soundsao'fahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > office: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningplace of business where professional or clerical duties are performed.
Example"he rented an office in the new building"
Synonymbusiness office
Part ofoffice building, office blockA building containing offices where work is done
Narrowerbox office, ticket office, ticket boothThe office where tickets of admission are sold
countinghouseOffice used by the accountants of a business
government officeAn office where government employees work
headquarters, central office, main office, home office, home base(usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
life officelife assurance office
loan officeAn office where loans are negotiated and repaid
newsroomAn office in which news is processed by a newspaper or news agency or television or radio station
shipping officeThe office of a shipping agent
Broaderplace of business, business establishmentAn establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
Spanishoficina
Catalanoficina
English > office: 7 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningAn administrative unit of government.
Example "Office of Management and Budget"
Synonymsagency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, authority
InstancesAir Force Research Laboratory, AFRLA United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces
Army High Performance Computing Research Center, AHPCRCA United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications
Naval Research Laboratory, NRLThe United States Navy's defense laboratory that conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines
United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, USACILA defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command
NarrowerAdvanced Research and Development Activity, ARDAAn agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology
Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force ISR, AFISRAn agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority
Army Intelligence, AIAn agency of the United States Army responsible / responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, BMDOAn agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible / responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality
Bureau of Customs, Customs Bureau, Customs Service, USCBThe agency of the Treasury Department that enforces import tariffs
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, DSThe bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas
Bureau of Engraving and PrintingThe agency of the Treasury Department that produces currency
Bureau of Intelligence and Research, INRAn agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community
Bureau of Justice Assistance, BJAThe bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse
Bureau of Justice Statistics, BJSThe agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers
Bureau of the Census, Census BureauThe bureau of the Commerce Department responsible / responsible for taking the census
Casualty Care Research Center, CCRCAn agency in the Department of Defense that is a national center for research on all aspects of injury control and casualty care
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDCA federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services
Comptroller of the CurrencyThe agency of the Treasury Department responsible for controlling the currency
Counterterrorist Center, CTCAn agency that helps the Director of Central Intelligence coordinate counterterrorist efforts in order to preempt and disrupt and defeat terrorist activities at the earliest possible stage / stage
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPAThe central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense
Defense Information Systems Agency, DISAA combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible / responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President / President and the Secretary ... / Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Defense Logistics AgencyA logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, DRMSThe organization in the Defense Logistics Agency that inventories and evaluates and sells reusable United States government surplus
Defense Technical Information Center, DTICThe agency in the Department of Defense that provides scientific and technical information to federal agencies and their contractors
Department of Defense Laboratory System, LABLINKA defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technologies that contribute to industrial competitiveness
Department of Energy Intelligence, DOEIAn agency that collects political and economic and technical information about energy matters and makes the Department of Energy's technical and analytical expertise available to other members of the Intelligence Community
Federal Aviation Administration, FAAAn agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation / aviation
Federal Housing Administration, FHAThe federal agency in the Department of Housing and Urban Development that insures residential mortgages
Financial Management ServiceThe federal agency in the Treasury Department that manages the government's disbursement and collection systems and provides central accounting and financial reporting
Food and Drug Administration, FDAA federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
Foreign ServiceThe part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world
Government Accounting Office, GAO, United States Government Accounting OfficeAn independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service, INSAn agency in the Department of Justice that enforces laws and regulations for the admission of foreign-born persons to the United States
Internal Revenue Service, IRSThe bureau of the Treasury Department responsible / responsible for tax collections
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, MCIAAn agency of the United States Marine Corps that provides responsive and broad intelligence support for the worldwide / worldwide Marine Corps organization
National Climatic Data Center, NCDCThe part of NOAA that maintains the world's largest active archive of weather data
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGAA combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security
National Guard Bureau, NGBThe agency that administers the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard
National Institute of Standards and Technology, NISTAn agency in the Technology Administration that makes measurements and sets standards as needed by industry or government programs
National Institutes of Health, NIHAn agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAAAn agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources
National Park ServiceAn agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parks
National Technical Information Service, NTISAn agency in the Technology Administration that is a primary resource for government-funded scientific and technical and engineering and business related information
National Weather ServiceThe federal agency in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is responsible / responsible for weather forecast and preparation of weather maps
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, NAWCWPNSThe principal agency of the United States Navy for research and development for air warfare and missile weapon systems
Naval Special Warfare, NSWThe agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare
Naval Surface Warfare Center, NSWCThe agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for all aspects of surface warfare
Naval Underwater Warfare Center, NUWCThe agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for submarine and undersea warfare systems
Nonproliferation Center, NPCAn agency that serves as the focal point for all Intelligence Community activities related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHAA government agency in the Department of Labor to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
Office of Intelligence Support, OISagency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible / responsible for international economic policy
Office of Naval Intelligence, ONIThe military intelligence agency that provides for the intelligence and counterintelligence and investigative and security / security requirements of the United States Navy
Patent and Trademark Office Database, Patent OfficeThe government bureau in the Department of Commerce that keeps a record of patents / patents and trademarks and grants new ones
Technology AdministrationAn agency in the Department of Commerce that works with United States industries to promote competitiveness and maximize / maximize the impact of technology on economic growth
Transportation Security Administration, TSAAn agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel
United States Air Force, U. S. Air Force, US Air Force, Air Force, USAFThe airforce of the United States of America
United States Army, US Army, U. S. Army, Army, USAThe army of the United States of America
United States Border Patrol, US Border PatrolThe mobile law enforcement arm of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that detects and prevents illegal entry of aliens into the United States
United States Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard, US Coast GuardAn agency of the Department of Transportation responsible / responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, FWSAn agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats
United States Government Printing Office, US Government Printing Office, Government Printing Office, GPOAn agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
United States Navy, US Navy, USN, NavyThe navy of the United States of America
United States Public Health Service, PHSAn agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General
executive agencyAn agency of the executive branch of government
independent agencyAn agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
law enforcement agencyAn agency responsible / responsible for insuring obedience to the laws
local authorityAn administrative unit of local government
organA government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
Broaderadministrative unit, administrative bodyA unit with administrative responsibilities
Spanishagencia, departamento, oficina
Catalanagència, departament, oficina
Adjectivesofficialof or relating to an office
English > office: 7 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.
Synonymsfunction, part, role
NarrowercapacityA specified function
hatAn informal term for a person's role
portfolioThe role of the head of a government department
second fiddleA secondary role or function
stead, position, place, lieuThe post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
BroaderdutyWork that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
Spanishcargo, función, ministerio, oficio, papel, parte, rol
Catalanfunció, paper, part, rol
Verbsofficiateperform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
officiateact in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
English > office: 7 senses > noun 4, state
Meaning(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power.
Examples
  • "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"
  • "during his first year in office"
Synonympower
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
Narrowerexecutive clemencyThe power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction
war powerAn extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishcargo, poder
Catalanpoder
Adjectivesofficialhaving official authority or sanction
Verbsofficiateperform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
English > office: 7 senses > noun 5, group
Meaningprofessional or clerical workers in an office.
Example"the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
Synonymoffice staff
Broaderstaffpersonnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
Spanishoficina, personal de oficina
English > office: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA religious ... / religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities.
Example"the offices of the mass"
NarrowerDivine OfficeCanonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)
Little OfficeA Roman Catholic office honoring the Virgin Mary
Office of the DeadAn office read or sung before a burial mass in the Roman Catholic Church
Broaderrite, religious riteAn established ceremony prescribed by a religion
Spanishoficio
Catalanofici
Adjectivesofficialconforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
Verbsofficiateperform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
officiateact in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
English > office: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA job in an organization.
Synonymsposition, post, berth, spot, billet, place, situation
NarroweracademicianshipThe position of member of an honorary academy / academy / academy / academy
accountantshipThe position of accountant
admiraltyThe office of admiral
ambassadorshipThe post of ambassador
apostleshipThe position of apostle
apprenticeshipThe position of apprentice
associateshipThe position of associate (as in an office or academy / academy / academy / academy)
attorneyshipThe position of attorney
bailiffshipThe office of bailiff
baronetageThe state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopateThe office and dignity of a bishop
cadetshipThe position of cadet
caliphateThe office of a caliph
captainship, captaincyThe post of captain / captain / captain / captain / captain
cardinalship, cardinalateThe office of cardinal
chairmanshipThe position of chairman
chancellorshipThe office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainshipThe position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainshipThe position of chieftain
clerkshipThe job of clerk
commandership, commanderyThe position or office of commander
comptrollershipThe position of comptroller
consulshipThe post of consul
controllershipThe position of controller
councillorship, councilorshipThe position of council member
counselorship, counsellorshipThe position of counselor / counselor / counselor
curacyThe position of a curate
curatorshipThe position of curator
custodianshipThe position of custodian
deanship, deaneryThe position or office of a dean
directorshipThe position of a director / director of a business concern
discipleshipThe position of disciple
editorshipThe position of editor
eldershipThe office of elder
emirateThe office of an emir
fatherhoodThe status of a father / father / father
fatherhoodThe status of a religious leader
foremanshipThe position of foreman
generalship, generalcyThe office and authority of a general
governorshipThe office of governor
headshipThe position of head
headshipThe position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seatA difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbencyThe office of an incumbent
inspectorshipThe office of inspector
instructorshipThe position of instructor
internshipThe position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicatureThe position of judge
khanateThe position of a khan
lectureshipThe post of lecturer
legation, legateshipThe post or office of legate
legislatorshipThe office of legislator
librarianshipThe position of librarian
lieutenancyThe position of a lieutenant / lieutenant / lieutenant
magistracy, magistratureThe position of magistrate
managershipThe position of manager / manager
manhoodThe status / status of being a man
marshalshipThe post of marshall
mastershipThe position of master / master
mayoraltyThe position of mayor
messiahshipThe position of messiah
moderatorshipThe position of moderator
overlordshipThe position of overlord
pastorship, pastorateThe position of pastor
peasanthoodThe state of being a peasant / peasant
plumA highly desirable position or assignment
praetorshipThe office of praetor
precentorshipThe position of precentor
preceptorshipThe position of preceptor
prefectureThe office of prefect
prelacy, prelatureThe office or station of a prelate
premiershipThe office of premier / premier
presidency, presidentshipThe office and function of president
primateshipThe office of primate
principalshipThe post of principal
priorshipThe office of prior
proconsulship, proconsulateThe position of proconsul
proctorshipThe position of proctor
professorship, chairThe position of professor
protectorshipThe position of protector
public officeA position concerning the people as a whole
rabbinateThe office or function of a rabbi
receivershipThe office of a receiver
rectorship, rectorateThe office or station of a rector
regencyThe office of a regent
residencyThe position of physician who is receiving special / special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)
rulershipThe position of ruler
sainthoodThe status and dignity of a saint
secretaryshipThe position of secretary / secretary
seigniory, seigneury, feudal lordshipThe position and authority of a feudal lord
senatorshipThe office of senator
sinecureAn office that involves minimal duties
solicitorshipThe position of solicitor
speakershipThe position of Speaker
stewardshipThe position of steward / steward / steward / steward
studentshipThe position of student
teachershipThe position of teacher
thaneshipThe position of thane / thane
throneThe position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
treasurershipThe position of treasurer
tribuneshipThe position of tribune
trusteeshipThe position of trustee
vice-presidencyThe office and function of a vice president
viceroyshipThe position of viceroy
viziershipThe position of vizier
wardenshipThe position of warden
wardershipThe position of warder
womanhoodThe status of a woman
Broaderoccupation, business, job, line of work, lineThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Spanishcargo, lugar, oficina, posición, puesto
Catalancàrrec, lloc, oficina, posició, situació
Verbsofficiateperform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

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