Office - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːfɪs|  American pronunciation of the word office
Brit.  |ˈɒfɪs|  British pronunciation of the word office


- place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
he rented an office in the new building
- an administrative unit of government (syn: agency, authority, bureau)
- the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group (syn: function, part, role)
- (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power (syn: power)
being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage
during his first year in office
- professional or clerical workers in an office
the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard
- a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities
the offices of the mass
- a job in an organization (syn: berth, billet, place, position, post, situation, spot)

Extra examples

She works at our Chicago office.

Are you going to the office today?

The supervisor held an informal meeting in his office.

Her office is on the top floor near the elevator.

He misbehaved in class and was sent to the principal's office.

We use the extra bedroom in our house as an office.

We stopped by the lawyer's office to pick up some documents.

He has been in office for a decade.

He was voted out of office.

He won the election and will take office at the beginning of the year.

It is my office to open the mail.

She works at our office.

The department occupies an office just a mile from the White House.

The head office is in Edinburgh.

Did you go to the office (=the office where you work) today?

Word forms

singular: office
plural: offices
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