Meaning of OFFICER in English



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


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

...a retired British army ~...

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



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

...a local authority education ~.

N-COUNT: usu supp N


Members of the police force can be referred to as ~s.

...senior ~s in the West Midlands police force...

Thank you, Officer.

N-COUNT: usu with supp; N-VOC


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

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