- the prescribed order or form for a service of the church or for devotional use.
- the services so prescribed.
- Also called divine office. the prayers, readings from Scripture, and psalms that must be recited every day by all who are in major orders.
- a ceremony or rite, especially for the dead.
- the parts of a house, as the kitchen, pantry, or laundry, devoted mainly to household work.
- the stables, barns, cowhouses, etc., of a farm.
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Origin of office
synonym study for office
OTHER WORDS FROM officeof·fice·less, adjectiveoutoffice, nounsub·of·fice, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH officeoffice , orifice
Words nearby office
Example sentences from the Web for office
By 2030, Google plans to precisely match every electron of electricity flowing into its offices and data centers with one produced from a renewable source.Google made clean energy cool for corporations, and it’s about to do the same for batteries|Michael J. Coren|September 17, 2020|Quartz
If your state offers the option to drop your ballot in a dropbox at the election office, do it.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it)|John Kennedy|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
Today, 80 percent of Republicans still say that, but among Democrats, it has fallen to 35 percent, down 21 percentage points since 2017, Trump’s first year in office.Poll: Sharp partisan differences now exist on foreign policy, views of American exceptionalism|Dan Balz, Scott Clement|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Signatures change over time, so if you’re concerned the one on file could be out of date, ask your local election office how to update it.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts|by Susie Armitage|September 16, 2020|ProPublica
I have an incredible amount of respect for both the speaker and the office she holds.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
How do you feel about Archer and the gang abandoning the cartel and returning to the office?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Two witnesses outside the Charlie Hebdo office building quoted the Kouachi brothers claiming they were members of al Qaeda.
Granted, James is in an office in the Pentagon, and not on the front lines.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Change can be exciting,” Cuomo says to Richards as he helps her pack up her office.
Nine new Republican senators will swear their oaths of office.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A man does not really know, until he gets out of the office, what the strain is.Ethics in Service|William Howard Taft
Brouillard took another long minute at the office window before he said: "What would you do if you were in my place, Murray?"The City of Numbered Days|Francis Lynde
I expect my arrival at the office will be the signal for a cloud of dust in which he will disappear, heading for the first train.The Opened Shutters|Clara Louise Burnham
She was back in her old house again, next door to the office, settled there for life now with her servants.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
He conveys the news of death, and has as the insignia of office a horn, called thuththari or singam.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
British Dictionary definitions for office
- a room or set of rooms in which business, professional duties, clerical work, etc, are carried out
- (as modifier)office furniture; an office boy
- a governmental agency, esp of the Federal government
- a subdivision of such an agency or of a departmentOffice of Science and Technology
- a position of trust, responsibility, or duty, esp in a government or organizationthe office of president; to seek office
- (in combination)an office-holder
- (often plural) a ceremony or service, prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities, esp one for the dead
- the order or form of these
- RC Church the official daily service
- short for divine office
Word Origin for office
Idioms and Phrases with office
see box office; front office; land-office business; take office.