Meaning of OFFICER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ɒfɪsə(r), AM ɔ:f- ]

( officers)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


In the armed forces, an officer is a person in a position of authority.

...a retired British army officer...

Her husband served during the Civil War as an officer in the White Army.



An officer is a person who has a responsible position in an organization, especially a government organization.

...a local authority education officer.

N-COUNT : usu supp N


Members of the police force can be referred to as officers .

...senior officers in the West Midlands police force...

Thank you, Officer.

N-COUNT : usu with supp ; N-VOC


see also commanding officer , petty officer , pilot officer , police officer , probation officer , returning officer , warrant officer

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