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English adjective: executive

1. executive having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.


SamplesThe executive branch.


English noun: executive

1. executive (person) a person responsible for the administration of a business


Synonymsexecutive director


Broader (hypernym)administrator, decision maker


Narrower (hyponym)business executive, corporate executive, government minister, minister, rainmaker, Surgeon General, V.P., vice president

2. executive (group) persons who administer the law


Broader (hypernym)administration, brass, establishment, governance, governing body, organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)Bush administration, Bush administration, Carter administration, Clinton administration, Reagan administration


Member meronymauthorities, government, regime

3. executive (person) someone who manages a government agency or department


Synonymsadministrator


Broader (hypernym)chief, head, top dog


Narrower (hyponym)commissioner, DCI, Director of Central Intelligence, prefect, Secretary General, triumvir


Instance hyponymPeter Stuyvesant, Petrus Stuyvesant, Raffles, Sir Thomas Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Stuyvesant









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