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Meaning of "officer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OFFICER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OFFICER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Officer is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb officer in English.

WHAT DOES OFFICER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of officer in the English dictionary

The first definition of officer in the dictionary is a person in the armed services who holds a position of responsibility, authority, and duty, esp one who holds a commission. Other definition of officer is any person including the captain and mate, who holds a position of authority and responsibility. Officer is also a person appointed or elected to a position of responsibility or authority in a government, society, etc.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OFFICER

PRESENT

Present
I officer
you officer
he/she/it officers
we officer
you officer
they officer
Present continuous
I am officering
you are officering
he/she/it is officering
we are officering
you are officering
they are officering
Present perfect
I have officered
you have officered
he/she/it has officered
we have officered
you have officered
they have officered
Present perfect continuous
I have been officering
you have been officering
he/she/it has been officering
we have been officering
you have been officering
they have been officering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I officered
you officered
he/she/it officered
we officered
you officered
they officered
Past continuous
I was officering
you were officering
he/she/it was officering
we were officering
you were officering
they were officering
Past perfect
I had officered
you had officered
he/she/it had officered
we had officered
you had officered
they had officered
Past perfect continuous
I had been officering
you had been officering
he/she/it had been officering
we had been officering
you had been officering
they had been officering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will officer
you will officer
he/she/it will officer
we will officer
you will officer
they will officer
Future continuous
I will be officering
you will be officering
he/she/it will be officering
we will be officering
you will be officering
they will be officering
Future perfect
I will have officered
you will have officered
he/she/it will have officered
we will have officered
you will have officered
they will have officered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been officering
you will have been officering
he/she/it will have been officering
we will have been officering
you will have been officering
they will have been officering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would officer
you would officer
he/she/it would officer
we would officer
you would officer
they would officer
Conditional continuous
I would be officering
you would be officering
he/she/it would be officering
we would be officering
you would be officering
they would be officering
Conditional perfect
I would have officer
you would have officer
he/she/it would have officer
we would have officer
you would have officer
they would have officer
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been officering
you would have been officering
he/she/it would have been officering
we would have been officering
you would have been officering
they would have been officering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you officer
we let´s officer
you officer
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to officer
Past participle
officered
Present Participle
officering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OFFICER


acer
ˈeɪsə
artificer
ɑːˈtɪfɪsə
cerveza
səˈveɪsə
chaser
ˈtʃeɪsə
disa
ˈdaɪsə
effacer
ˈɛfˈeɪsə
enticer
ɪnˈtaɪsə
facer
ˈfeɪsə
kisser
ˈkɪsə
Larisa
ləˈrɪsə
Larissa
ləˈrɪsə
mesa
ˈmeɪsə
Nysa
ˈnɪsə
Odisha
əˈdɪsə
Orissa
ɒˈrɪsə
racer
ˈreɪsə
spacer
ˈspeɪsə
spicer
ˈspaɪsə
surfacer
ˈsɜːfɪsə
tracer
ˈtreɪsə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OFFICER

office bearer
office block
office boy
office hours
office job
office junior
office manager
Office of Fair Trading
Office of Management and Budget
office party
office politics
office space
office work
office worker
officeholder
officer of arms
officer of the day
officer of the guard
officer of the watch
officers´ mess

WORDS THAT END LIKE OFFICER

army officer
arresting officer
chief executive officer
chief operating officer
chief warrant officer
commanding officer
compliance officer
executive officer
house officer
immigration officer
information officer
juicer
junior officer
liaison officer
loan officer
local government officer
medical officer
nursing officer
police officer
safety officer
security officer

Synonyms and antonyms of officer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OFFICER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «officer» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of officer

Translation of «officer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OFFICER

Find out the translation of officer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of officer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «officer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

官员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oficial
570 millions of speakers

English

officer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधिकारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضَابِطٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

офицер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oficial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অফিসার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

officier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pegawai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Offizier
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

士官
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

장교
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pejabat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sĩ quan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிகாரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अधिकारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

subay
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ufficiale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

urzędnik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

офіцер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ofițer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αξιωματικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beampte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

officer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

offiser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of officer

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OFFICER»

The term «officer» is very widely used and occupies the 3.723 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OFFICER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «officer» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «officer» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about officer

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «OFFICER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word officer.
1
Jack Adams
A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class.
2
Trey Anastasio
My life had become a catastrophe. I had no idea how to turn it around. My band had broken up. I had almost lost my family. My whole life had devolved into a disaster. I believe that the police officer who stopped me at three a.m. that morning saved my life.
3
Eion Bailey
I'm very interested in soldier recovery projects and in Bradley Manning's story, the army intelligence officer who's being held as a detainee and is going to trial for crimes of treason.
4
Cofer Black
I was an intelligence officer, not a policy-maker.
5
Dennis C. Blair
All officers of the Intelligence Community, and especially its most senior officer, must conduct themselves in a manner that earns and retains the public trust. The American people are uncomfortable with government activities that do not take place in the open, subject to public scrutiny and review.
6
John Blair
Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in.
7
Jan Brewer
It wouldn't matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn't have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that's the way that it is. That's what the federal law says. And that's what the law in Arizona says.
8
Jan Brewer
Fifty thousand people in Mexico have been murdered. Puerto Penasco, 60 miles south of our border, just had five people and a police officer killed. That is like part of Arizona, and it is spilling over into our state.
9
John le Carre
I wrote 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' at the age of 30 under intense, unshared personal stress and in extreme privacy. As an intelligence officer in the guise of a junior diplomat at the British Embassy in Bonn, I was a secret to my colleagues, and much of the time to myself.
10
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
It's an issue that we need to have a national discussion about, the militarization of local police forces, and then when they are used to quell peaceful demonstration. Then we have a problem, and especially around this entire case of the murder of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OFFICER»

Discover the use of officer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to officer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fire Officer: Principles and Practice
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) And The International Association Of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Are Pleased To Bring You The Second Edition Of Fire Officer: Principles And Practice, A Modern Integrated Teaching And Learning System ...
Iafc, 2010
2
Becoming a Police Officer: An Insider's Guide to a Career in ...
The career guide Police Officer: The Best Education on Earth delves into the real world of law enforcement for anyone wanting to become a police officer.
Barry M. Baker, 2006
3
Fire officer's handbook of tactics: Study guide
In the latest edition of this perennial favorite, Norman examines these new technologies and how they affect fire ground tactics. He also details the new role firefighters play in homeland security.
John Norman, 2006
4
Company Officer
Based on the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1021, STANDARD FOR FIRE OFFICER PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, the third edition of Company Officer provides vital information for those who seek certification as Fire Officer I or II. Learning objectives in ...
Clinton Smoke, Charles Keeton, Billy Wenzel, 2009
5
The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security ...
The eighth edition of The Professional Protection Officer contains 12 units and 45 chapters written by leading security educators, trainers and consultants. It has served as the definitive text for both students and professionals worldwide.
IFPO, 2010
6
Correction Officer Examination
Complete reviews in reading comprehension, math, memory-testing, modeled after similar exams as they are given in New York City and across the country.
Donald J. Schroeder, Frank A. Lombardo, 2001
7
Master the Officer Candidate Tests
Navy Officer Candidate School The Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB) is used by Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) and Commandment Marine Corps to select candidates for the Navy and Marine Corps pilot ...
Scott A. Ostrow, 2012
8
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
An ex-Marine captain shares his story of fighting in a Recon battalion in Afghanistan and Iraq, beginning with his training at Quantico and following his experiences in the deadliest conflicts since the Vietnam War.
Nathaniel Fick, 2006
9
The Armed Forces Officer
An ethics handbook for a profession unlike any other
U.S. Department of Defense autofilled, 2007
10
The Correctional Officer Inside Prisons
This insightful book traces prison life through the eyes of the correction officers - the unsung heroes of the criminal justice system.
Steven Herberts, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OFFICER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term officer is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Oakland man arraigned Friday in Hayward officer's killing
HAYWARD -- Fifty uniformed Hayward police officers stood stone-faced on one side, and the suspect's family cried silently on the other as a ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
2
Police ID officer wounded in shootout with murder suspect in …
Philadelphia police have identified the officer wounded in a shootout that killed a murder suspect earlier this week in Northeast Philadelphia. «6abc.com, Jul 15»
3
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is dead after a police officer shot …
Another officer, Christopher Hendrickson, arrived at the scene before shots were fired and witnessed the fatal altercation. Investigators say they ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
4
CMPD officer crashes into utility pole
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A CMPD officer struck a utility pole on Central Ave late ... Officials say the officer was running emergency traffic to a call for ... «WCNC, Jul 15»
5
JSO officer, ex-coach arrested in high school sex case
He has now been arrested on sex charges and suspended from his job as a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office corrections officer. Thomas, 24, was ... «WJXT Jacksonville, Jul 15»
6
Man sentenced for assaulting Sacramento police officer
A man convicted of assaulting a peace officer and leading Sacramento police on a pursuit in March 2014 has been sentenced to prison. «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
7
Pearl police officer resigns amid investigation
The officer, whose name has not been released, is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl, city and county ... «WAPT Jackson, Jul 15»
8
1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Studio City
A suspect was killed following an officer-involved shooting at ... An officer-involved shooting occurred and the suspect was hit, police said. «KABC-TV, Jul 15»
9
Delaware officer dances the "Nae Nae" with young boaters
In June, a North Carolina police officer became a viral sensation after dancing the "Wobble" at a neighborhood cookout, a month later a Texas ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
10
officer dies of gunshot wound
A WA police officer has died of a gunshot wound after an incident on the ... the circumstances of the on-duty officer's death on Friday evening, ... «Yahoo7 News, Jul 15»

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