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

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Definition of the noun official

What does official mean as a name of something?

Official is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: officials

  1. a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of official: functionary
    • more generic terms: skilled worker / skilled workman / trained worker = a worker who has acquired special skills
    • more specific terms:
      • apparatchik = a humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization
      • appointee = an official who is appointed
      • bailiff = an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
      • beadle = a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
      • administrative official / bureaucrat = an official of a bureaucracy
      • caretaker = an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
      • censor = a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
      • census taker / enumerator = someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes
      • church officer = a church official
      • city father = an important municipal official
      • civil servant = a public official who is a member of the civil service
      • political commissar / commissar = an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
      • Comptroller General = a United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
      • Comptroller of the Currency = a United States federal official who regulates the national banks
      • diplomatist / diplomat = an official engaged in international negotiations
      • elected official = official who won the office in a free election
      • equerry = an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
      • fire marshall = an official who is responsible for the prevention and investigation of fires
      • forest fire fighter / fire warden / ranger = an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
      • hearing examiner / hearing officer = an official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers
      • hangover / holdover = an official who remains in office after his term
      • officeholder / incumbent = the official who holds an office
      • Inquisitor = an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
      • invalidator / nullifier / voider = an official who can invalidate or nullify
      • justice / jurist / judge = a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
      • licenser = an official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission
      • macebearer / macer / mace = an official who carries a mace of office
      • mandarin = any high government official or bureaucrat
      • notary public / notary = someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
      • noticer = someone who gives formal notice
      • officeholder / officer = someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
      • federal agent / agent = any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
      • provincial = an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
      • postmaster general = the official in charge of the national postal service
      • proconsul = an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power
      • prosecuting attorney / prosecuting officer / public prosecutor / prosecutor = a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
      • quaestor = any of several public officials of ancient Rome
      • recruiter = an official who enlists personnel for military service
      • record-keeper / registrar / recorder = someone responsible for keeping records
      • regulator = an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
      • returning officer = the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
      • sealer = an official who affixes a seal to a document
      • searcher = a customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
      • vote counter / teller = an official appointed to count the votes
      • town clerk = the official who keeps a town's records
      • doorkeeper / usher = an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
      • vizier = a high official in a Muslim government
      • weigher = an official who weighs and records the weight
  2. someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
    • example: the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: adjudicator = a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes
    • more specific terms:
      • football official = an official who enforces the rules at a football game
      • linesman = official (in tennis, soccer, football, etc.) who assists the referee in some way
      • referee / ref = the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
      • scorekeeper / scorer = an official who records the score during the progress of a game
      • dispatcher / starter = the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
      • timekeeper / timer = an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
      • umpire / ump = an official at a baseball game

Alternative definition of the noun official

noun

  1. An office holder invested with powers and authorities.
  2. A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.

Specialised definition of the noun official

Glossary of sports

honorary, part-time or full-time representative of sport clubs or federations. An official is predominantly responsible for counseling and administration. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / rowing

an administrator who follows the race in a motorboat to ensure that all boats stay in their designated lanes

Definition of the adjective official

What does official mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more official / most official

  1. having official authority or sanction
  2. of or relating to an office
  3. verified officially
    • example: the election returns are now official
    • similar: confirmed
  4. conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
  5. (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

Alternative definition of the adjective official

adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust
  2. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority
  3. Approved by authority; authorized.
  4. sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; officinal
  5. Discharging an office or function.
  6. Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
  7. Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.

Characters

  1. Official is a fictional character from the 1950 film Beauty and the Devil.
  2. Official is a fictional character from the 2000 animation film The Emperor's New Groove.
  3. Official is a fictional character from the 1974 film Il generale dorme in piedi.
  4. Official is a fictional character from the 1972 film The Mattei Affair.
  5. Official is a fictional film character.
  6. Official is a fictional character from the 2003 film Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
  7. Official is a fictional character from the 1990 film The Great Air Race.
  8. Official is a fictional character from the 1984 film Cannonball Run II.
  9. Official is a fictional character from the 2008 The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream.
  10. Official is a fictional character in the 2012 film Red Dawn.
  11. Official is a fictional character from the 2001 film Cowboy Up.
  12. Official is a fictional character from the 1977 film Camouflage.
  13. Official is a fictional character from the 2002 film Men with Brooms.
  14. Official is a fictional character from the 1978 film International Velvet.
  15. Official is a fictional character from the 1996 film Happy Gilmore.
  16. Official is a fictional character from The Blind Side.
  17. Official is a fictional character from the 1998 film Hush.
  18. Official is a fictional character from the 1957 film Manuela.
  19. Official is a fictional character from the 1961 film Highway to Battle.
  20. Official is a fictional character from the 2008 film Bangkok Dangerous.
  21. Official is a fictional character from the 2014 film Fell.
  22. Official is a fictional character from the 1944 film Ministry of Fear.
  23. Official is a fictional character from the 2011 film Coming & Going.
  24. Official is a fictional character from the 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian.
  25. Official is a fictional character from the 1961 film The Curse of the Werewolf.
  26. Official is a fictional character from the 2002 film The Transporter.
  27. Official is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Way Back.
  28. Official is a fictional character from the 2014 film Beti and Amare.
  29. Official is a fictional character from the 1940 film The Trail Blazers.
  30. Official is a fictional character from the 2003 film Grand Theft Parsons.
  31. Official is a fictional character from the anime series Astro Boy.
  32. Official is a fictional character from 1960 film The Good Soldier Schweik.
  33. Official is a fictional character from the 1986 film Hoosiers.
  34. Official is a fictional character from the 2008 film Starship Troopers 3: Marauder.
  35. Official is a fictional character from the 1956 film You Can't Escape.
  36. Official is a fictional character from the 1942 film They Flew Alone.
  37. Official is a Fictional Character from the 1971 Film "Oasis of Fear".
  38. Official is a fictional character from the 1988 film The Deceivers.

There are other characters with in their name, like Public Official, public-official, Customs Official, Football Official, Government Official and Administrative official.

Music

"Official" is a composition.

Business

  1. Official is a record label.
  2. Official is a defunct organization, record label.

Miscellanea

  1. 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. Official: In ice hockey, an official is a person who has some responsibility in enforcing the rules and maintaining the order of the game. There are two categories of officials, on-ice officials, who are the referees and linesmen that enforce the rules during game play, and off-ice officials, who have an administrative role rather than an enforcement role.
  3. Official: In tennis, an official is a person who ensures that a match or tournament is conducted according to the International Tennis Federation Rules of Tennis and other competition regulations.
    • also known as 網球賽事委員會
  4. Official: An official in Canadian football is a person who has responsibility in enforcing the rules and maintaining the order of the game.

Phrases with Official

Phrases starting with the word Official:

  1. Official Ira
  2. Official cover
  3. Official At-Bat
  4. Official Burnet
  5. official document
  6. official emissary
  7. official immunity

Phrases ending with the word Official:

  1. semi-official
  2. Fourth Official
  3. elected official
  4. federal official
  5. football official
  6. administrative official

Other phrase containing the word Official:

  1. Non-official cover

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Official

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Google previewA Dictionary of Chemical Engineering (2014)

by Carl Schaschke

Appendix 9: Recommended web links DSEAR • Official website of the Health and Safety Executive, DSEAR regulations. ECHA • Official website of the European Chemical Agency. electrolytic separation • Official website of the Norsk ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

OFFICIAL ACTS. — Official acts as applied to the conduct of ministerial officers, are only such as are done in the execution of some legal process, or of some positive command of the law. Jones v.

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film (2003)

by Oliver Leaman

The firsttoemerge was the statesponsored 'Official Cinema', which explicitly supported the government's ideological projects and policies.Financial returnswere nota major factor, while ideological earnestness was. Much of this cinema wasnon ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Politics (2004)

by David Robertson

The Official Secrets Act, originally passed by Parliament in 1911, is the main source of state control over secrecy and espionage in Britain. Compared with many Western nations it is very powerful, and can be used to protect sensitive ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Politics (2002)

by David Robertson

The Official Secrets Act, originally passed by Parliament in 1911, is the main source of state control over secrecy and espionage in Britain. Compared with many Western nations it is very powerful, and can be used to protect sensitive ...

Google previewElgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Second Edition (2012)

by J. M. Smits

Since 1961, the country's official name has been the Republic of South Africa. Previously, it was known as the Union of South Africa, which was formed as a dominion of the British Empire in 1910 through the joining of the former Boer ...

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We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him. (Georg C. Lichtenberg)
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Scrabble value of O1F4F4I1C3I1A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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