Meaning of OFFICER in English

OFFICER

noun

1 in the army, navy, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ air-force , army , military , naval

▪ commanding , high-ranking , ranking , senior , superior

The decision rests with the ranking ~ (= the most senior officer present) .

▪ junior , petty

a former navy chief petty ~

▪ commissioned , non-commissioned

▪ warrant

▪ staff

▪ recruiting

▪ duty

He telephoned the duty ~ at regimental headquarters.

▪ intelligence

He's a retired Army intelligence ~.

▪ uniformed

▪ retired

VERB + OFFICER

▪ salute

to salute a superior ~

OFFICER + VERB

▪ command sth

the ~ commanding the infantry

▪ serve

a former army ~ who served in Bosnia

OFFICER + NOUN

▪ corps

▪ cadet ( esp. BrE ), candidate ( AmE )

▪ training

2 in the government or other organization

ADJECTIVE

▪ chief , principal , senior

▪ full-time , part-time

▪ presiding , responsible , supervising ( esp. BrE )

Report the incident to the responsible ~.

the ~ responsible for implementing the plan

▪ regional

▪ administrative , customs , environmental health ( BrE ), financial , liaison , medical , press , probation , security , trading standards ( BrE ), training , welfare ( esp. BrE )

an education welfare ~ ( BrE )

▪ chief executive (abbreviated to CEO ) , chief financial (abbreviated to CFO ) , chief information , chief investment , chief marketing , chief operating , chief technology , etc. ( all business )

VERB + OFFICER

▪ be , work as

▪ become

▪ appoint (sb)

Khan has been appointed chief executive ~.

▪ have

The charity has a full-time press ~ working with the national newspapers.

3 policeman/policewoman ⇨ See also ↑ policeman

ADJECTIVE

▪ chief , senior , superior

▪ junior

▪ law enforcement , police

▪ arresting , investigating

▪ duty

We spoke to the duty ~ at the police station.

▪ uniformed

▪ plain-clothes

▪ undercover

OFFICER + VERB

▪ investigate sth

~s investigating the murder

▪ patrol sth

▪ raid sth , swoop on sth ( BrE , informal )

Officers raided an address in the Pittsburgh area.

100 ~s swooped on various south Essex locations.

▪ seize sth

▪ arrest sb

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