officer

Definitions

  • the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
    the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v officer direct or command as an officer
    • n officer any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
    • n officer someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust "he is an officer of the court","the club elected its officers for the coming year"
    • n officer a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
    • n officer a member of a police force "it was an accident, officer"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Levying of The Tax: The Taxpayer in The Scribe's Office the Levying of The Tax: The Taxpayer in The Scribe's Office
The First Post-office in the Sky The First Post-office in the Sky
"The commanding officer advanced towards the bier." "The commanding officer advanced towards the bier."
The Post Office, Churt The Post Office, Churt
Dugouts built for German officers Dugouts built for German officers
PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER IN THE BLUES PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER IN THE BLUES
A BRITISH SUBMARINE DETAILED FOR INSTRUCTION OF MERCHANT OFFICERS A BRITISH SUBMARINE DETAILED FOR INSTRUCTION OF MERCHANT OFFICERS
INSTRUCTIONAL ANTI-SUBMARINE COURSE FOR MERCHANT OFFICERS AT GLASGOW INSTRUCTIONAL ANTI-SUBMARINE COURSE FOR MERCHANT OFFICERS AT GLASGOW

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: India has the most post offices in the world
    • Officer One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer. "I am an officer of state."
    • Officer (U. S. Mil) Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer or an enlisted man.
    • Officer To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits.
    • Officer To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: You can send a postcard from Hell. There is a small town located in the Cayman Islands called "Hell." They even have a post office
    • n officer One who holds an office, or to whom has been intrusted a share in the management or direction of some business or undertaking, such as a society, corporation, company, etc., or who fills some position involving responsibility, to which he has been formally appointed.
    • n officer Specifically, a person holding a public office, under a national, state, or municipal government, and authorized thereby to exercise some specific function: as, an officer of the Treasury Department; a custom-house or excise officer; law officers; a court officer. In constitutional provisions and statutes regulating the appointment, tenure, emoluments, etc., of public officers, the designations “officers,” “civil officers,” “public officers.” “executive officers,” “judicial officers,” “legislative officers,” “administrative officers,” and the like commonly have in American law peculiar meanings dependent on the connection in which the phrases are used, and on other provisions of law necessary to be considered with them.
    • n officer Used absolutely: One who holds a commission in the army or navy. In the army general officers are those whose command extends to a body of forces composed of several regiments, as generals, lieutenant-generals, major-generals, and brigadiers. Staff-officers belong to the general stair, and include the quartermaster-general, adjutant-general, aides-de-camp, etc. Commissioned officers, in the British army, include colonels, lieutenant-colonels, and majors (field-officers), and captains, lieutenants, and sub-lieutenants (company officers), and are appointed by a commission from the crown or from a lord lieutenant; in the United States army these hold their commissions from the President, the lowest grade being that of second lieutenant. Brevet officers are those who hold a nominal rank above that for which they receive pay. Non-commissioned officers are usually appointed by the commanding officers of the regiments, and are intermediate between commissioned officers and private soldiers, as sergeant-majors, quartermaster-sergeants, sergeants, corporals, and drum- and fife-majors. Officers in the navy are distinguished as commissioned officers, holding their commissions in the British navy from the lords of the Admiralty and in the United States navy from the President; warrant officers, holding warrants in the British navy from the Admiralty, and in the United States navy from the Secretary of the Navy, as boatswains, gunners, carpenters, and sailmakers; and petty officers, appointed by the captain or officer commanding the ship. Officers in the navy are also classed as line or combatant officers, and staff or non-combatant officers, the latter comprising paymasters, and medical, commissariat, and other civil officers. See line, 14.
    • n officer In the law of corporations, one who holds an office, such as a director or cashier, as distinguished from one who is an employee, as a bookkeeper. It is disputed whether a bank-teller is properly included in the designation of officers or not. The question would often be determined by a reference to the charter or by-laws of the particular bank. More specifically, in popular use, an officer is an executive officer, such as the president, secretary, or treasurer, as distinguished from a member of the board of directors or an employee.
    • n officer A policeman, constable, or beadle.
    • n officer In some honorary orders, a member of higher rank than the lowest; in the Legion of Honor, the degree next higher than that of chevalier or knight.
    • officer To minister; be of service.
    • officer To furnish with officers; appoint officers over.
    • officer To serve as officers for.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: From 1939 to 1942, there was a undersea post office in the Bahamas
    • Officer one who holds an office: a person who performs some public duty: a person entrusted with responsibility in the army or navy
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Quotations

  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Office without pay makes thieves.”
  • Will Rogers
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    “The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.”
  • Frederick W. Robertson
    Frederick W. Robertson
    “The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.”
  • Shirley Maclaine
    Shirley Maclaine
    “It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.”

Idioms

Good offices - Good offices is help and support, especially in mediating in a dispute.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. officier,. See Office, and cf. Official (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. officium.

Usage

In literature:

It was actually done over and over again to give the British officer ranking authority over the American officers.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
He was in undress uniform, and I judged, rightly as it turned out, that he was a Spanish officer.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
Only one officer at a time kept deck watch, and only one engineer officer down below.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
In the four battles the British lost 92 officers and 1259 men killed, and 315 officers and 4570 men wounded.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The ticket-office seemed quite deserted when they entered.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
Post office or no post office, there was the mail.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
A Union officer, Capt.
"Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons" by Homer B. Sprague
The three midshipmen stood together, holding on to the weather bulwarks with some of the gun-room officers.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
But the real problems of office work are solved only in the office.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
The object of my mission was to organise communications with these officers.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
On a January day the Pemberton office beheld that most terrifying crisis that can come to a hard, slave-driving office.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
To say that an officer owes a fellow officer no less consideration than this is to state the obvious.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
On January 22, 1916, I became bombing officer to the battalion, or, as it was then called, 'grenadier officer.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
George Roden, the Post Office clerk, lived with his mother at Holloway, about three miles from his office.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
After some more words I left the office, realizing that I had incurred the displeasure of the head officer.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
That province was so well pleased with his work that he acted as its leading officer throughout the remainder of the war.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
I would like to have my old office force.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
Officers of the day and staff officers galloped in every direction endeavoring to stop it.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
It has been stated that a single exchange may involve a number of offices, in which case it is termed a multi-office exchange.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
So, one day, I went into one of the offices and stated my desires.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

He never joined their daily mess,
Nor asked them to his own,
But chaffed in gay and social way
The officers alone.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Swith to the officer he gaed,
Was highest in comman'—
Quo' he, "The Monklan' man's gane mad,
As I can understan'."
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton
HERE, pent about by office walls
And barren eyes all day,
’Tis sweet to think of waterfalls
Two hundred miles away!
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
And well may the schemers in office beware
The swift retribution that waits upon crime,
When the lion, RESISTANCE, shall leap from his lair,
With a fury that renders his vengeance sublime.
"Coercion: A Poem For Then And Now" by John Reuben Thompson
Then lifebelts were tied round the women and children
By the brave officers and gallant seamen;
While the storm fiend did laugh and angry did roar,
When he saw the boats filled with passengers going towards the shore.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Mohegan'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then with a ringing cheer, and at the word of command,
They bounded after their leaders, and made a bold stand;
And, dashing across the open ground with their officers at their head,
They drove the enemy from their position without any dread.
"The Storming of the Dargai Heights" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Previous offices held include several township offices, county zoning board of appeals, soil and water conservation district board.
Officer comes forward in case of LPD officers against LPD and LCG.
A former Winona County juvenile probation officer has been named Officer of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Women Police Officers.
Now, Santa Paula Police Senior Officer Jeremy Watson has been named the Kiwanis Law Day Officer of the Year.
The Sedgwick County District Attorney Office has cleared two Wichita Police Officers in the March 10th 2012 shooting death of Marquez Smart in Old Town.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office concluded Tuesday that a Downey police officer acted lawfully when he shot and killed a man mistakenly believed to be a robbery suspect just over a year ago.
A Storm Lake police officer Thursday shot a rotweiler after the animal attacked a letter carrier and another officer.
Don Martin, the department's public information officer, said officers were setting up a perimeter to find the man.
Doctor Jean-Baptiste's attorney says another physician is now doing lipo at the office, and the doctor himself said by phone no one is performing the procedure at his office.
Four years ago, Chris Liter ran for a public office and at that time I felt he was the most qualified for the office of magistrate.
Office dA, Boston A computer rendering by Office dA of Boston shows how a portion of Euclid Avenue, now a parking lot, could be transformed with stylish contemporary apartments as part of the $300 million Uptown project.
Officers from the Salem County Sheriff's Office took Craig Jones, 28, into custody in Penns Grove on an outstanding Salem County child support warrant for $16,430.89.
John Thomas Kelash, 28, Pierz was charged Sept 27, with one felony count of fourth degree assault of a peace officer , and one gross misdemeanor charge of fourth degree assault of a peace officer .
Charles Jackson was formally charged with assaulting a peace officer on Wednesday, after a Sept 30 incident in which prosecutors said he was aggressive with Sterling Police and had to be held down by several officers.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office tells us that the post office was closed shortly before 10:00 am Monday.
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In science:

Flight tickets can be delivered three ways: e-ticket, delivery to an address or pick up from an nearby agent office.
A UI Design Case Study and a Prototype of a Travel Search Engine
As seen in Figure 2, the architecture of the primary Mid Office product that eMaxx develops consists primarily of the Front office, Application Server and the BPEL Engine.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
It has been mentioned that the study uses a Hannah camera. The study successfully demonstrated that the system can track the user’s eye features under various environments with complex background, such as office, darkness environment and indoor environment.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
This work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Using Horseshoes to Create Coherent Structures
Most work is actually Excel based but the techniques could equally be applied in other spreadsheet applications such as Open Office Calc and Gnumeric. We also recognise the significant limitations of the spreadsheet paradigm (Murphy, 2005), and will recommend migration wherever appropriate.
EuSpRIG 2006 Commercial Spreadsheet Review
Data tables (in Excel) or multiple operations (in Open Office) can be used for these tests. They can be used to test several different calculations that depend on the same value, as in the example below. Depending on the calculation settings they are kept up to date as the spreadsheet is recalculated.
When, why and how to test spreadsheets
ISO standard 8879 12 In particular in comparison to more layout oriented standards such as ISO/IEC 26300 (Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument)), or the ongoing proposal ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Office Open XML file formats.
Questions & Answers for TEI Newcomers
Sue-Ellen Fahey left at the end of the year, and we welcome two part-timers – Cathy Cafe, who has the very important task of looking after the payroll, and Suzanne Tritton, who will be our Personnel Officer.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
Very recently, the DOE and NSF responded to these recommendations by charging a new HEPAP subpanel, the Particle Astrophysics Scientific Assessment Group (PASAG). The charge was presented to HEPAP by Dennis Kovar, Associate Director of the DOE Office of Science for High Energy Physics, on February 25, 2009.
Particle Physics and Astrophysics -- A whitepaper in response to a call to the Astronomy and Astrophysics Community from the Committee on Astro2010 for State of the Profession Position Papers
Transfer offices have been brought into place.
The Scientometrics of a Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations
Materials Each creative writing student brought one piece of covered art to the professor’s office. They were asked to hide their signature and any other identifying feature.
Recognizability of Individual Creative Style Within and Across Domains: Preliminary Studies
Carlos Escobar, heavily involved in the Auger project nowadays, arranged a meeting between Giorgio Frossati and I at his office in the University of Sã o Paulo (USP) in January 1993.
The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
The aggregators collect data from a subset of the police officers, aggregate the data using a suitable aggregation function and then transmit the aggregated result to the next module.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
Administrative operations describe those administrative activities within the Administrative Office (see the project management organizational chart) within the Director’s office.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The Administrative Office and the Education and Outreach Office are both viewed as extensions of the Director’s Office, and thus directly accountable to him/her.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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