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Meaning & Definition of Office in English





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

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

2. An administrative unit of government

  • "The central intelligence agency"
  • "The census bureau"
  • "Office of management and budget"
  • "Tennessee valley authority"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • office,
  • power

5. Professional or clerical workers in an office

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

6. A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities

  • "The offices of the mass"
  • office

7. A job in an organization

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

Examples of using

She is at the office.
Tom entered the office carrying an armload of mail.
We shall fix all bugs today before leaving the office.