office

[ aw-fis, of-is ]
/ ˈɔ fɪs, ˈɒf ɪs /

noun

VIDEO FOR OFFICE

WATCH NOW: Words To Describe Your Worst Office Enemy

Every office has one.

MORE VIDEOS FROM DICTIONARY.COM

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

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 opusopus + -fic-, combining form of facere to make, do1 + -ium-ium

synonym study for office

5. See appointment.

OTHER WORDS FROM office

of·fice·less, adjectiveoutoffice, nounsub·of·fice, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH office

office , orifice
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for office

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with office

office

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

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.