[ UK /ˈɒfɪs/ ]
[ US /ˈɔfɪs/ ]
  1. professional or clerical workers in an office
    the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard
  2. a job in an organization
    he occupied a post in the treasury
  3. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities
    the offices of the mass
  4. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    play its role
    the government must do its part
    the function of a teacher
  5. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
    during his first year in power
    the power of the president
    during his first year in office
    being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage
  6. an administrative unit of government
    the Census Bureau
    the Central Intelligence Agency
    Tennessee Valley Authority
    Office of Management and Budget
  7. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    he rented an office in the new building
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How To Use office In A Sentence

  • Moreover, Mr Webb's point about what he calls disinterested management -- that is to say, the management of banks by officers whose remuneration bears no relation to the profit made on each piece of business transacted -- is one of the matters in which English banking seems likely at least to be modified. War-Time Financial Problems
  • Having drop-dead gorgeous, private, windowed offices makes it a lot easier to recruit the kinds of superstars that produce ten times as much as the merely brilliant software developers.
  • Commander Laurel D' ken smiled wryly as the blue haired officer said to Allison, ‘We'll need to nursemaid them a bit but I think they'd be able to manage well enough.’
  • Could be that, or maybe she's a little wigged out working in an office full of blabbermouths.
  • The coulpe or peccavi, is made for a very small matter — a broken glass, a torn veil, an involuntary delay of a few seconds at an office, a false note in church, etc.; this suffices, and the coulpe is made. Les Miserables
  • McCarthy remains dismissive of the allegations and defensive of the former sergeant, saying he was "brutalized" by his colleagues, in particular, by a few senior officers "exerting locker room peer pressure" in the department ranks. MPNnow Home RSS
  • The officer was then subjected to a torrent of racial abuse. Times, Sunday Times
  • Obama "cherishes" a trinket and a book given to him by Gordon Brown, and he worships them like tiny gods by keeping them in a little pagan altar he set up in the Oval Office. Wonkette » top
  • He says the briefcase is impractical: A lot of other people in our office use rucksacks because they cycle to work. Briefcases are the new suspenders | clusterflock
  • Labour is naturally a bit shell-shocked finding itself out of office for the first time in 13 years. Times, Sunday Times
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