verb (used with object)
Origin of officer
Examples from the Web for officer
In the first episode, an officer is shown video of himself shooting and killing a man.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The al Qaeda-linked gunmen shot back, but only managed to injure one officer before they were taken out.
A street sweeper was caught in the crossfire as a gunman fired at the officer, fatally wounding her in the back.
The next and last speaker was the class valedictorian, Officer James Fuchs.
If anything, officer training and in-field policing methodologies reinforce those beliefs.
For Ignacio knew that the Spanish officer was glad enough to believe the story the spy told him.A Prisoner of Morro|Upton Sinclair
The officer shook his head in token of doubt about the truthfulness of that denial, and grinned sardonically.Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective|Andrew Forrester
No officer of the Italian government was to enter the Lateran or Vatican palaces upon any official mission.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
But at this moment noise and smoke seemed to burst out on every side; the officer shouted to him to sound Retire!Children's Literature|Charles Madison Curry
An officer of Uhlans took me in and shared his bed on the floor of a cabin.Twenty Years in Europe|Samuel H. M. Byers
British Dictionary definitions for officer
Word Origin and History for officer
early 14c., "one who holds an office" (originally a high office), from Old French oficier "officer, official" (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin officarius "an officer," from Latin officium "a service, a duty" (see office). The military sense is first recorded 1560s. Applied to petty officials of justice from 16c.; U.S. use in reference to policemen is from 1880s.