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English noun: office

1. office (artifact) place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed


SamplesHe rented an office in the new building.


Synonymsbusiness office


Broader (hypernym)business establishment, place of business


Narrower (hyponym)box office, central office, countinghouse, government office, headquarters, home base, home office, life office, loan office, main office, newsroom, shipping office, ticket booth, ticket office


Part meronymoffice block, office building

2. office (group) an administrative unit of government


SamplesThe Central Intelligence Agency.
The Census Bureau.
Office of Management and Budget.
Tennessee Valley Authority.


Synonymsagency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency


Broader (hypernym)administrative body, administrative unit


Narrower (hyponym)Advanced Research and Development Activity, AFISR, AI, Air Force, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force ISR, ARDA, Army, Army Intelligence, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, BJA, BJS, BMDO, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of the Census, Casualty Care Research Center, CCRC, CDC, Census Bureau, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Comptroller of the Currency, Counterterrorist Center, CTC, Customs Bureau, Customs Service, DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, Defense Technical Information Center, Department of Defense Laboratory System, Department of Energy Intelligence, DISA, DOEI, DRMS, DS, DTIC, executive agency, FAA, FDA, Federal Aviation Agency, Federal Housing Administration, FHA, Financial Management Service, Food and Drug Administration, Foreign Service, FWS, GAO, Government Accounting Office, Government Printing Office, GPO, Immigration and Naturalization Service, independent agency, INR, INS, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, LABLINK, law enforcement agency, local authority, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, MCIA, National Climatic Data Center, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Guard Bureau, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service, National Technical Information Service, National Weather Service, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Naval Special Warfare, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Navy, NAWCWPNS, NCDC, NGA, NGB, NIH, NIST, NOAA, Nonproliferation Center, NPC, NSW, NSWC, NTIS, NUWC, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Intelligence Support, Office of Naval Intelligence, OIS, ONI, organ, OSHA, Patent and Trademark Office Database, Patent Office, PHS, Technology Administration, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, U. S. Air Force, U. S. Army, U. S. Coast Guard, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Border Patrol, United States Coast Guard, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Government Accounting Office, United States Government Printing Office, United States Navy, United States Public Health Service, US Air Force, US Army, US Border Patrol, US Coast Guard, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Government Printing Office, US Navy, USA, USAF, USCB, USN


Instance hyponymAFRL, AHPCRC, Air Force Research Laboratory, Army High Performance Computing Research Center, Naval Research Laboratory, NRL, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, USACIL

3. office (act) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group


SamplesThe function of a teacher.
The government must do its part.
Play its role.


Synonymsfunction, part, role


Broader (hypernym)duty


Narrower (hyponym)capacity, hat, lieu, place, portfolio, position, second fiddle, stead

4. office (state) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power


SamplesBeing in office already gives a candidate a great advantage.
During his first year in office.
During his first year in power.
The power of the president.


Synonymspower


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)executive clemency, war power


Domain categoryadministration, governance, governing, government, government activity

5. office (group) professional or clerical workers in an office


SamplesThe whole office was late the morning of the blizzard.


Synonymsoffice staff


Broader (hypernym)staff

6. office (act) a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities


SamplesThe offices of the mass.


Broader (hypernym)religious rite, rite


Narrower (hyponym)Divine Office, Little Office, Office of the Dead

7. office (act) a job in an organization


SamplesHe occupied a post in the treasury.


Synonymsberth, billet, place, position, post, situation, spot


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chair, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, episcopate, fatherhood, fatherhood, feudal lordship, foremanship, generalcy, generalship, governorship, headship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorate, pastorship, peasanthood, plum, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulate, proconsulship, proctorship, professorship, protectorship, public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorate, rectorship, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigneury, seigniory, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, trusteeship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood









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