Complete Definition of "officer"

English

Etymology
From AF. term|officer||lang=af term|officier, from LL. term|officiarius||official, from L. term|officium||office + term|-arius|-Ärius|-er.

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA|/ËÉfɪsÉ/
(US) IPA|/ËÉfÉsÉÉ»/
audio|en-us-officer.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
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  1. One who has a position of authority in a hierarchy|hierarchical organization, especially in military, police or government organizations.
  2. One who holds a public office.
  3. An agent or servant imparted with the ability, to some degree, to act on initiative.
  4. context|colloquial|military A simple contraction of the term "commissioned officer."

Translations
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Albanian: 1. oficer; 2. nënpunës
Arabic: Arab|ضابط IPAchar|(ÉÄbeÊ) m
Chinese: å®å (guÄnyuán)
Dutch: officier m
Finnish: upseeri, virkamies
French: officier m
German: Offizier m
Hebrew: קצ×× (katzin) m
Hungarian: rendÅr (1); tiszt (2)
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Italian: agente m, ufficiale m
Japanese: 役人 (ããã«ã, yakunin)
Korean: ì¥êµ (janggyo)
Portuguese: oficial m
Russian: оÑиÑÐµÑ (ofitsér) m
Serbian: ÑаÑник (Äasnik) m
Spanish: oficial m
Swedish: officer c
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive: To supply with officers.
  2. transitive: To command like an officer.

See also
direct
conduct
manage

Related terms
CO
NCO
non-commissioned officer
official
officiate

Translations
trans-top|(transitive) To supply with officers
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trans-top|(transitive) To command like an officer
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