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English noun: officer

1. officer (person) any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command


SamplesAn officer is responsible for the lives of his men.


Synonymsmilitary officer


Broader (hypernym)man, military man, military personnel, serviceman


Narrower (hyponym)adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp, army officer, brass hat, chief of staff, commandant, commander, commanding officer, commissioned officer, desk officer, enlisted officer, executive officer, Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, inspector general, military adviser, military advisor, naval officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer, Potemkin, Potyokin, warrant officer


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. officer (person) someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust


SamplesHe is an officer of the court.
The club elected its officers for the coming year.


Synonymsofficeholder


Broader (hypernym)functionary, holder, official


Narrower (hyponym)probation officer, sergeant at arms, serjeant-at-arms

3. officer (person) a member of a police force


SamplesIt was an accident, officer.


Synonymspolice officer, policeman


Broader (hypernym)law officer, lawman, peace officer


Narrower (hyponym)bobby, bull, captain, constable, cop, copper, detective, fuzz, gendarme, inspector, investigator, motorcycle cop, motorcycle policeman, Mountie, pig, police captain, police chief, police constable, police detective, police matron, policewoman, shoofly, speed cop, state trooper, tec, traffic cop, trooper, trooper


Member meronymconstabulary, law, police, police force

4. officer (person) a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel


SamplesHe is the officer in charge of the ship's engines.


Synonymsship's officer


Broader (hypernym)gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar


Narrower (hyponym)captain, first mate, master, mate, navigator, privateer, privateersman, purser, sailing master, sea captain, skipper, steward, supercargo


English verb: officer

1. officer (communication) direct or command as an officer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)command









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