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Definitions and Synonyms of office | Another word for office | What is office?

Definition 1: a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities - [noun denoting act]

Samples where office or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the offices of the mass

(office is a kind of ...) an established ceremony prescribed by a religion

"the rite of baptism"

(... is a kind of office ) canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)

(... is a kind of office ) a Roman Catholic office honoring the Virgin Mary; similar to but shorter than the Divine Office

(... is a kind of office ) an office read or sung before a burial mass in the Roman Catholic Church

Definition 2: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group - [noun denoting act]

Samples where office or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the function of a teacher
  • the government must do its part
  • play its role

Synonyms for office in the sense of this definition

(office is a kind of ...) work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

"the duties of the job"

(... is a kind of office ) a specified function

"he was employed in the capacity of director" "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"

(... is a kind of office ) an informal term for a person's role

"he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly"

(... is a kind of office ) the role of the head of a government department

"he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"

(... is a kind of office ) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

"can you go in my stead?" "took his place" "in lieu of"

(... is a kind of office ) a secondary role or function

"he hated to play second fiddle to anyone"

Definition 3: a job in an organization - [noun denoting act]

Samples where office or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he occupied a post in the treasury

Synonyms for office in the sense of this definition

(office is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

(... is a kind of office ) the position of member of an honorary academy

(... is a kind of office ) the position of accountant

(... is a kind of office ) the office of admiral

(... is a kind of office ) the post of ambassador

(... is a kind of office ) the position of apostle

(... is a kind of office ) the position of apprentice

(... is a kind of office ) the position of associate (as in an office or academy)

(... is a kind of office ) the position of attorney

(... is a kind of office ) the office of bailiff

(... is a kind of office ) the state of a baronet

(... is a kind of office ) the office and dignity of a bishop

(... is a kind of office ) the position of cadet

(... is a kind of office ) the office of a caliph

(... is a kind of office ) the post of captain

(... is a kind of office ) the office of cardinal

"following the scandal, the cardinal resigned his cardinalate"

(... is a kind of office ) the position of chairman

(... is a kind of office ) the office of chancellor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of chaplain

(... is a kind of office ) the position of chieftain

(... is a kind of office ) the job of clerk

(... is a kind of office ) the position or office of commander

(... is a kind of office ) the position of comptroller

(... is a kind of office ) the post of consul

(... is a kind of office ) the position of controller

(... is a kind of office ) the position of council member

(... is a kind of office ) the position of counselor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of a curate

(... is a kind of office ) the position of curator

(... is a kind of office ) the position of custodian

(... is a kind of office ) the position or office of a dean

(... is a kind of office ) the position of a director of a business concern

(... is a kind of office ) the position of disciple

(... is a kind of office ) the position of editor

(... is a kind of office ) the office of elder

(... is a kind of office ) the office of an emir

(... is a kind of office ) the status of a father

(... is a kind of office ) the status of a religious leader

(... is a kind of office ) the position of foreman

(... is a kind of office ) the office and authority of a general

(... is a kind of office ) the office of governor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of head

(... is a kind of office ) the position of headmaster or headmistress

(... is a kind of office ) a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism

(... is a kind of office ) the office of an incumbent

(... is a kind of office ) the office of inspector

(... is a kind of office ) the position of instructor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of a medical intern

(... is a kind of office ) the position of judge

(... is a kind of office ) the position of a khan

(... is a kind of office ) the post of lecturer

(... is a kind of office ) the post or office of legate

(... is a kind of office ) the office of legislator

(... is a kind of office ) the position of librarian

(... is a kind of office ) the position of a lieutenant

(... is a kind of office ) the position of magistrate

(... is a kind of office ) the position of manager

(... is a kind of office ) the status of being a man

(... is a kind of office ) the post of marshall

(... is a kind of office ) the position of master

(... is a kind of office ) the position of mayor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of messiah

(... is a kind of office ) the position of moderator

(... is a kind of office ) the position of overlord

(... is a kind of office ) the position of pastor

(... is a kind of office ) the state of being a peasant

"the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"

(... is a kind of office ) a highly desirable position or assignment

"a political plum"

(... is a kind of office ) the office of praetor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of precentor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of preceptor

(... is a kind of office ) the office of prefect

(... is a kind of office ) the office or station of a prelate

(... is a kind of office ) the office of premier

(... is a kind of office ) the office and function of president

"Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time"

(... is a kind of office ) the office of primate

(... is a kind of office ) the post of principal

(... is a kind of office ) the office of prior

(... is a kind of office ) the position of proconsul

(... is a kind of office ) the position of proctor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of professor

"he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"

(... is a kind of office ) the position of protector

(... is a kind of office ) a position concerning the people as a whole

(... is a kind of office ) the office or function of a rabbi

(... is a kind of office ) the office of a receiver

(... is a kind of office ) the office or station of a rector

(... is a kind of office ) the office of a regent

(... is a kind of office ) the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)

(... is a kind of office ) the position of ruler

(... is a kind of office ) the status and dignity of a saint

(... is a kind of office ) the position of secretary

(... is a kind of office ) the position and authority of a feudal lord

(... is a kind of office ) the office of senator

(... is a kind of office ) an office that involves minimal duties

(... is a kind of office ) the position of solicitor

(... is a kind of office ) the position of Speaker

(... is a kind of office ) the position of steward

(... is a kind of office ) the position of student

(... is a kind of office ) the position of teacher

(... is a kind of office ) the position of thane

(... is a kind of office ) the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions

(... is a kind of office ) the position of treasurer

(... is a kind of office ) the position of tribune

(... is a kind of office ) the position of trustee

(... is a kind of office ) the office and function of a vice president

(... is a kind of office ) the position of viceroy

(... is a kind of office ) the position of vizier

(... is a kind of office ) the position of warden

(... is a kind of office ) the position of warder

(... is a kind of office ) the status of a woman

Definition 4: place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where office or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he rented an office in the new building

Synonyms for office in the sense of this definition

(office is a kind of ...) an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered

(... is a kind of office ) the office where tickets of admission are sold

(... is a kind of office ) an office in which news is processed by a newspaper or news agency or television or radio station

(... is a kind of office ) an office where loans are negotiated and repaid

(... is a kind of office ) life assurance office

(... is a kind of office ) (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise

"many companies have their headquarters in New York"

(... is a kind of office ) an office where government employees work

(... is a kind of office ) office used by the accountants of a business

(... is a kind of office ) the office of a shipping agent; an office where seamen are hired

(... is part of office) a building containing offices where work is done

Definition 5: professional or clerical workers in an office - [noun denoting group]

Samples where office or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard

Synonyms for office in the sense of this definition

(office is a kind of ...) personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task

"the hospital has an excellent nursing staff" "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"

Definition 6: an administrative unit of government - [noun denoting group]

Samples where office or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Central Intelligence Agency
  • the Census Bureau
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

Synonyms for office in the sense of this definition

(office is a kind of ...) a unit with administrative responsibilities

(... is a kind of office ) an administrative unit of local government

(... is a kind of office ) an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments

(... is a kind of office ) an agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority; operates worldwide ground sites and an array of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance platforms

(... is a kind of office ) the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space

(... is a kind of office ) an agency of the United States Marine Corps that provides responsive and broad intelligence support for the worldwide Marine Corps organization

(... is a kind of office ) the military intelligence agency that provides for the intelligence and counterintelligence and investigative and security requirements of the United States Navy

(... is a kind of office ) the agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for submarine and undersea warfare systems

(... is a kind of office ) the agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for all aspects of surface warfare

(... is a kind of office ) the agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare

(... is a kind of office ) the principal agency of the United States Navy for research and development for air warfare and missile weapon systems

(... is a kind of office ) an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce

(... is a kind of office ) the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces

(... is a kind of office ) an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States

(... is a kind of office ) an agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation

(... is a kind of office ) the bureau of the Treasury Department responsible for tax collections

(... is a kind of office ) an agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology

(... is a kind of office ) a logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense; provides worldwide support for military missions

(... is a kind of office ) the federal agency in the Department of Housing and Urban Development that insures residential mortgages

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Department of Defense that is a national center for research on all aspects of injury control and casualty care

(... is a kind of office ) a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security

(... is a kind of office ) a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality

(... is a kind of office ) an agency of the United States Army responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders

(... is a kind of office ) the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare

(... is a kind of office ) the agency that administers the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard; provides liaison between the Army and the Air Force and various National Guard units

(... is a kind of office ) an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government

(... is a kind of office ) the government bureau in the Department of Commerce that keeps a record of patents and trademarks and grants new ones

(... is a kind of office ) a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function

"The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department"

(... is a kind of office ) a government agency in the Department of Labor to maintain a safe and healthy work environment

(... is a kind of office ) an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws

(... is a kind of office ) the agency in the Department of Defense that provides scientific and technical information to federal agencies and their contractors

(... is a kind of office ) the organization in the Defense Logistics Agency that inventories and evaluates and sells reusable United States government surplus

(... is a kind of office ) the agency of the Treasury Department that produces currency

(... is a kind of office ) the agency of the Treasury Department that enforces import tariffs

(... is a kind of office ) a defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technologies that contribute to industrial competitiveness

(... is a kind of office ) the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Technology Administration that makes measurements and sets standards as needed by industry or government programs

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Department of Commerce that works with United States industries to promote competitiveness and maximize the impact of technology on economic growth

(... is a kind of office ) the federal agency in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is responsible for weather forecast and preparation of weather maps

(... is a kind of office ) the part of NOAA that maintains the world's largest active archive of weather data

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather

(... is a kind of office ) the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States

(... is a kind of office ) an agency that serves as the focal point for all Intelligence Community activities related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems

(... is a kind of office ) an agency that helps the Director of Central Intelligence coordinate counterterrorist efforts in order to preempt and disrupt and defeat terrorist activities at the earliest possible stage

(... is a kind of office ) a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)

(... is a kind of office ) a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products

(... is a kind of office ) an agency of the executive branch of government

(... is a kind of office ) an agency that collects political and economic and technical information about energy matters and makes the Department of Energy's technical and analytical expertise available to other members of the Intelligence Community

(... is a kind of office ) an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health

(... is a kind of office ) the agency of the Treasury Department responsible for controlling the currency

(... is a kind of office ) agency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible for international economic policy

(... is a kind of office ) the federal agency in the Treasury Department that manages the government's disbursement and collection systems and provides central accounting and financial reporting

(... is a kind of office ) an agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parks

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats; assesses the environmental impact of pesticides and nuclear power site and hydroelectric dams and thermal pollution

(... is a kind of office ) an agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community

(... is a kind of office ) the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world

(... is a kind of office ) the bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government

(... is a kind of office ) the bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse

(... is a kind of office ) the agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Department of Justice that enforces laws and regulations for the admission of foreign-born persons to the United States

(... is a kind of office ) the mobile law enforcement arm of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that detects and prevents illegal entry of aliens into the United States

(... is a kind of office ) an agency in the Technology Administration that is a primary resource for government-funded scientific and technical and engineering and business related information

(... is an instance of office) a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces

(... is an instance of office) a defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command; the United States Army's primary forensic laboratory in support of criminal intelligence

(... is an instance of office) the United States Navy's defense laboratory that conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines

(... is an instance of office) a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications; a partnership of government and university and industry

Definition 7: (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power - [noun denoting state]

Samples where office or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for office in the sense of this definition

(office is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of office ) the power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction

(... is a kind of office ) an extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime

(office belongs to category ...) the act of governing; exercising authority

"regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"

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