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Officer appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Federal Express is now called FedEx.
    When I retire I'll be a FedEx ex.
    But if I'm an officer when I retire, I'll be an ex Fedex Exec.
    Then after a divorce, my ex-wife will be an ex FedEx exec's ex.
    If I rejoin FedEx in time, I'd be an ex ex FedEx exec.
    When we remarry, my wife will be an ex ex FedEx exec's ex.

Usage statistics for the noun officer:

spoken English47.56%written English52.44% conversational speech7.37%task-oriented speech92.63% imaginative writing36.31%informational writing63.69%
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The word officer is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun officer

What does officer mean as a name of something?

Officer is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: officers

  1. any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
  2. someone 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
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of officer: officeholder
    • more generic words: holder = a person who holds something; functionary / official = a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    • more specific terms:
  3. a member of a police force
  4. a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

Alternative definition of the noun officer

noun

  1. One who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization, especially in military, police or government organizations.
  2. One who holds a public office.
  3. An agent or servant imparted with the ability, to some degree, to act on initiative.
  4. [colloquial, military] A simple contraction of the term "commissioned officer."

Definition of the verb officer

What does officer mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: officered | officering | officers

  1. direct or command as an officer
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: command = be in command of

Films

  1. "Officer" is a 2001 Indian thriller film starring Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tandon.
  2. "Officer" a.k.a. "Afsar" is a 1950 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Chetan Anand. It was produced by and starred Dev Anand. It co-starred Suraiya, who also recorded the playback singing for the film. The film was based on Nikolai Gogol's play The Government Inspector. Afsar was the first film produced under the Navketan Films banner.

Characters

  1. Officer is a fictional character from Room 514.
  2. Officer is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man.
  3. Officer is a fictional character from the 2011 film White Deer Plain.
  4. Officer is a fictional character from the 2004 film On The Nameless Height.
  5. Officer is a fictional character from the 1987 film No Way Out.
  6. Officer is a fictional character from the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon.
  7. Officer is a fictional character in the 2007 film The Man from Earth.
  8. Officer is a fictional character from the 2005 film Forest of the Gods.
  9. Officer is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Notebook.
  10. Officer is a fictional character from the 1922 Polish silent film Rok 1863.
  11. Officer is a fictional character from the 1988 drama, animation, science fiction, action film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.
  12. Officer is a fictional character from Tarzan's Deadly Silence.
  13. Officer is a fictional character from World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West.
  14. Officer is a fictional character from the 1915 film Assunta Spina.
  15. Officer is a fictional character from the 1994 film Dreamplay.
  16. Officer is a fictional character from the 1935 film Police Chief Antek.
  17. Officer is a fictional character in the film "Agatha Christie's Poirot: Evil Under the Sun".
  18. Officer is a fictional character in the 2004 film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
  19. Officer is a fictional character from the 2003 film Maria.
  20. Officer is a fictional character from the 1977 film Saheb Bahadur.
  21. Officer is a fictional character from the 2012 film To Kill a Beaver.
  22. Officer is a fictional character from the 1928 film Women They Talk About.
  23. Officer is a fictional character from the 2004 film 143.
  24. Officer is a fictional character from 2002 film House of Fools.

There are other characters with in their name, like Officer 13, Law Officer, Army Officer, Bank officer, Case Officer, Deck Officer, Desk Officer, Loan officer, Officer Diaz, Officer Knox, Chief Officer, Field officer, First officer, Naval Officer, Officer Halil, Petty officer, Press officer, Radio Officer, Staff Officer.

Music

  1. "Officer" is a musical single of Melodic Dissent.
  2. "Officer" is the soundtrack album of the 2001 film.
  3. "Officer" is a composition by Prophet-Z.

Group

Officer a.k.a. Officer! is a musical group.

  • album: "Dead Unique"

Miscellanea

  1. Officer a.k.a. Official: An official is someone who holds an office in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority.
    • also known as Oficial, 정부 관리, Служител, Чиновники, Посадовець, Funcionari, 公務員, Funzionario, Hivatalos személy
  2. Officer: An officer is a person who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization.
    • also known as Officerships
  3. Officer: An officer in The Salvation Army is a Salvationist who is in essence a minister of the Christian faith, but who fulfills many other roles not usually filled by clergy of other denominations. They do so having been trained and commissioned to serve and lead and given a quasi-military rank.
    • also known as Officer of The Salvation Army
  4. Officer is a job title.
  5. Officer: A leader of the order who holds this office/position.
  6. Officer is a chivalric rank, order of chivalry.

Phrases with Officer

  1. officer's mess
  2. law officer
  3. army officer
  4. case officer
  5. desk officer
  6. flag officer
  7. line officer
  8. civil officer
  9. field officer
  10. naval officer
  11. peace officer
  12. petty officer
  13. Radio Officer
  14. staff officer
  15. action officer
  16. church officer
  17. Parole Officer
  18. police officer
  19. Public Officer
  20. ship's officer

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Officer

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Google previewCalifornia Penal Code and Evidence Code 2014 Book 1 of 2 (2014)

by John Snape

The Sergeant-at-Arms of each house of the Legislature, if the primary duty of the peace officer is the enforcement of the law in or about properties owned, operated, or administered by the employing agency or when performing necessary ...

Google previewMaritime Work Law Fundamentals: Responsible Shipowners, Reliable Seafarers (2007)

by Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi, Dmitry A. Pentsov

Officer means a member of the crew, other than the master, designated as such by national law or regulations or, ...

Google previewNotitia Parliamentaria: Or, An History of the Counties, Cities, and Boroughs in England and Wales ... (1750)

The Whole Extracted from Mss. and Printed Evidences ... by Browne Willis

twenty-four Common-council-men, and twenty-four Burgesses, who with the Burgesses, in Number about Four hundred, elect the Members; and the Returning Officer is the Sheriff. The Arms are, Per Fese Argent and Gules, three Roses ...

Google previewManaging Local Government Services (2007)

A Practical Guide by Carl W. Stenberg

A better approach in small agencies is to rely on generalist/ specialists: that is, every officer is a patrol officer who also has developed special knowledge and skills in selected areas to be used when needed. Structure presents a particular ...

Google previewMechanics of a Police Internal Affairs Investigation (2011)

by Robert A. Verry

Being an ethical, honest, and honorable law enforcement officer is a fundamental prerequisite for being a police officer and the only acceptable and justified penalty for any irreversible sworn employee's unthinkable behavior of dishonesty is ...

Google previewManaging Extreme Financial Risk (2013)

Strategies and Tactics for Going Concerns by Karamjeet Paul

Therefore, a chief sustainability officer is the obvious role, not as a bureaucratic position, but to provide lead- ership with a critical focus. This does not mean that hiring a chief sustainability officer is the first step at an institution. As mentioned ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Submarines (2002)

by Michael DiMercurio, Michael Benson

A good supply officer is a thief with a criminal record just clean enough to allow him to serve in the armed forces. When a critical spare part is needed before deployment, it comes in on a flatbed truck at two in the morning — and it is marked ...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh ICT Dictionary = معجم طلال أبو غزالة لتقنية المعلومات و الإتصالات (2013)

by منصور الطوالبة

Chief visionary officer Chief web ...

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp

NEVIS: Inspector of Schools; Charleston Secondary School*; Chief Agricultural Officer; O. Dyer; P. Kalski; H. Liburd; Franklyn Manners; P. Williams. STKITTS: UWI Resident Tutor V. Josse; Ministry of Education; University Centre*; Teachers' ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

Officer CIAO: Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office CIC : Customer Information Center CICS: Customer (Client/Patient) Information ...

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Usage statistics about officer

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun officer:

spoken English47.56%written English52.44% conversational speech7.37%task-oriented speech92.63% imaginative writing36.31%informational writing63.69%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun officer:

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Officer Hernandez uses Sign Language

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Quotes about Officer

In a time of constrained resources we will have to shift emphasis. but not necessarily from the traditional Political Officer to the traditional Economic Officer. (Lawrence Eagleburger)
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Scrabble value of O1F4F4I1C3E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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