officer
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɒfɪsə/
    • (weak vowel merger) IPA: /ˈɒfəsə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔfɪsɚ/
    • (weak vowel merger) IPA: /ˈɔfəsɚ/
  • (cot-caught, Canada) IPA: /ˈɑfɪsɚ/
  • (dialectal, informal) IPA: /ˈɒfsə/
Noun

officer (plural officers)

  1. One who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization, especially in military, police or government organizations.
  2. A respectful term of address for an officer, especially a police officer.
  3. One who holds a public office.
  4. An agent or servant imparted with the ability, to some degree, to act on initiative.
  5. (colloquial, military) A commissioned officer.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations Verb

officer (officers, present participle officering; past and past participle officered)

  1. (transitive) To supply with officers.
  2. (transitive) To command like an officer.
Synonyms Related terms
Officer
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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