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Meaning & Definition of Office in English

English

Office

/ɔfɪs/

noun

1. Place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed

  • "He rented an office in the new building"
    synonym:
  • office
  • ,
  • business office

2. An administrative unit of government

  • "The central intelligence agency"
  • "The census bureau"
  • "Office of management and budget"
  • "Tennessee valley authority"
    synonym:
  • agency
  • ,
  • federal agency
  • ,
  • government agency
  • ,
  • bureau
  • ,
  • office
  • ,
  • authority

3. The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

  • "The function of a teacher"
  • "The government must do its part"
  • "Play its role"
    synonym:
  • function
  • ,
  • office
  • ,
  • part
  • ,
  • role

4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power

  • "Being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"
  • "During his first year in office"
  • "During his first year in power"
  • "The power of the president"
    synonym:
  • office
  • ,
  • power

5. Professional or clerical workers in an office

  • "The whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
    synonym:
  • office
  • ,
  • office staff

6. A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities

  • "The offices of the mass"
    synonym:
  • office

7. A job in an organization

  • "He occupied a post in the treasury"
    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • post
  • ,
  • berth
  • ,
  • office
  • ,
  • spot
  • ,
  • billet
  • ,
  • place
  • ,
  • situation

Examples of using

I thought you had taken everything away from the office.
Where is the post office?
Wait in my office.