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 ~
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012