Executive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzekjətɪv|  American pronunciation of the word executive
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɪv|  British pronunciation of the word executive


- a person responsible for the administration of a business
- persons who administer the law
- someone who manages a government agency or department (syn: administrator)


- having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.


She has good executive skills.

He has an executive position in the company.

In the U.S., the President is the head of the executive branch of government.

The television network's executives decided not to air the controversial show.

The President is the chief executive of the U.S.

matters of policy controlled by the executive

executive toys (=objects to play with at work)

Executive Office of the President

He was the most experienced actor, a man of the very rarest executive ability.

a wealthy executive who has a personal assistant

The executive suite is on the top floor.

The chairman proposed the young executive as a candidate for promotion.

the company's executive vice-president of sales

The executive famously insisted on riding the bus to work every day.

...the executive fiddled with a pen as she impatiently waited for the meeting to begin...

Word forms

singular: executive
plural: executives
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