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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.


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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