HyperDic: officer

English > 5 senses of the word officer:
NOUNperson officer, military officerany person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
person officer, officeholdersomeone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
person officer, policeman, police officera member of a police force
person officer, ship's officera person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
VERBcommunicationofficerdirect or command as an officer
officer > pronunciation
Soundsao'fahser; ao'fihser
RhymesAcer ... Wurlitzer: 99 rhymes with ser...
English > officer: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAny person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command.
Example"an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
Synonymmilitary officer
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
NarrowerPotemkin, Potyokin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Grigori Aleksandrovich PotemkinA Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power
adjutant, aide, aide-de-campAn officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
army officerAn officer in the armed forces
brass hatA high-ranking military officer
chief of staffThe senior officer of a service of the armed forces
commanding officer, commandant, commanderAn officer in command of a military unit
commissioned officerA military officer holding a commission
desk officerA military officer who is not assigned to active duty
executive officerThe officer second in command
inspector generalA military officer responsible for investigations
military adviser, military advisorA military officer who serves as an adviser to the troops of an allied nation
naval officerAn officer in the navy
noncommissioned officer, noncom, enlisted officerA military officer appointed from enlisted / enlisted personnel
warrant officerholds rank by virtue of a warrant
Broaderserviceman, military man, man, military personnelsomeone who serves in the armed forces
Spanishoficial
Catalanoficial
Verbsofficerdirect or command as an officer
English > officer: 5 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust.
Examples
  • "he is an officer of the court"
  • "the club elected its officers for the coming year"
Synonymofficeholder
Narrowerprobation officerThe officer of the court who supervises probationers
sergeant at arms, serjeant-at-armsAn officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands
BroaderholderA person who holds something
official, functionaryA worker who holds or is invested with an office
Spanishfuncionario, oficial
Catalanfuncionari
English > officer: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA member of a police force.
Example"it was an accident, officer"
Synonymspoliceman, police officer
Member ofpolice, police force, constabulary, lawThe force of policemen and officers
NarrowerMountiecolloquial term for a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
bobbyAn informal term for a British policeman
bull, cop, copper, fuzz, piguncomplimentary terms for a policeman
captain, police captain, police chiefA policeman in charge of a precinct
constable, police constableA police officer of the lowest rank
detective, investigator, tec, police detectiveA police officer who investigates crimes
gendarmeA French policeman
inspectorA high ranking police officer
motorcycle cop, motorcycle policeman, speed copA policeman who rides a motorcycle (and who checks the speeds of motorists)
police matron, policewomanA woman policeman
shooflyAn undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
traffic copA policeman who controls the flow of automobile traffic
trooperA mounted policeman
trooper, state trooperA state police officer
Broaderlawman, law officer, peace officerAn officer of the law
Spanishagente de policía, agente, guardia, oficial, paco, policial, policía
Catalanagent de policia, agent, guàrdia, oficial, policia
Verbsofficerdirect or command as an officer
English > officer: 5 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel.
Example"he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
Synonymship's officer
Narrowermaster, captain, sea captain, skipperAn officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
mate, first mateThe officer below the master on a commercial ship
privateer, privateersmanAn officer or crew member of a privateer
purserAn officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare
sailing master, navigatorThe ship's officer in charge of navigation
stewardThe ship's officer who is in charge of provisions / provisions and dining arrangements
supercargoAn officer on a merchant ship in charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase
Broadermariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dogA man who serves as a sailor
Spanishoficial
Catalanoficial
Verbsofficerdirect or command as an officer
English > officer: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningdirect or command as an officer.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
BroadercommandBe in command of
Spanishcapitanear
Nounsofficera member of a police force
officerany person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
officera person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

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