office

[ aw-fis, of-is ]
/ ˈɔ fɪs, ˈɒf ɪs /

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noun

Origin of office

1200–50; Middle English < Old French < Latin officium service, duty, ceremony, presumably contraction of opificium, equivalent to opi-, combining form akin to opus opus + -fic-, combining form of facere to make, do1 + -ium -ium

OTHER WORDS FROM office

of·fice·less, adjectiveout·of·fice, nounsub·of·fice, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH office

office orifice

synonym study for office

5. See appointment.
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British Dictionary definitions for office

office
/ (ˈɒfɪs) /

noun

Word Origin for office

C13: via Old French from Latin officium service, duty, from opus work, service + facere to do
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Idioms and Phrases with office

office

see box office; front office; land-office business; take office.

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