Adjective "office" definition and examples

(Office may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɒfɪs/

Definitions and examples

noun

A room, set of rooms, or building used as a place of business for non-manual work.
  1. 'The oldest engineering company in Colchester is selling off half its office space but jobs won't be lost.'
  2. 'He used the office intercom to order coffee and biscuits for five.'
  3. 'Everyone seems to just want an office job, something nice and easy nowadays.'
  4. 'Although the father works as night watchman of an office building, he has no job security.'
  5. 'She hopped into the truck and backed it into the hangar-like room of the office building.'
  6. 'The plan is to retain the office building and sub-divide it into offices for small businesses and meeting rooms.'
  7. 'Inside the interior had the appearance of a normal office building, it's employees decked out in simple black suits.'
  8. 'Now she is not too sure if she wants to return to her office job.'
  9. 'He was subsequently ordered to leave the building and did not appear in the office on Saturday.'
  10. 'Gillian finds it a juggling act fitting her duties around her demanding job an office manager but believes it is worth it.'
  11. 'The concept is that the salespeople identify local doctor's offices and businesses that cater to similar clientele.'
  12. 'a company which has four US and four European offices'
  13. 'Anticipating a proliferation of internal processing people, he hired business managers for each of his four offices.'
  14. 'It is also winning business from multinationals that often want small local offices but do not want to commit to long term leases.'
  15. 'The insurance giant has said it may be expanding operations at its Witham offices bringing more jobs to the town.'
  16. 'Does the business have regional offices extending out from the headquarters that will require a wide area network to connect them?'
  17. 'Today both companies are concentrating on the local branch offices of large corporations as their hot sales prospects.'
  18. 'GT Group is a local exchange carrier with offices throughout Canada.'
  19. 'Bosses announced the company was consolidating three offices into a new building on the Turnpike Business Park.'
  20. 'We need to modernise the Post Office - to give it new business so local offices stay open.'
  21. 'The Council now had new civic offices in Dungarvan and local offices in Tramore and Lismore as well as the regional roads design office in Tramore.'
  22. 'Following five successful years in Redcliffe and Bristol, the telemarketing company is opening offices at Greenways Business Park.'
  23. 'a Post Office'
  24. 'He said that existing community care offices in each county would remain and a lot of the services and the people delivering them would remain as they are.'
  25. 'The jobs are also passed on to local employment offices where they are either filled or advertised.'
  26. 'Medical and counseling offices are filled with clergy who attempted self-care renewal by themselves.'
  27. 'Contact your local tourist office or Burns Society for events closer to home.'
  28. 'Figures on how many had voted were not available as many Americans would have cast their ballot through their home-state election offices, said the consulate.'
  29. 'Luthi has served in various positions in Swiss diplomatic and consular offices.'
  30. 'In the year 2000 the Department of State considered some 10 million visa applications at some 200 consular offices.'
  31. 'The local tourist offices sell day tickets or contact the Glasgow Angling Centre.'
  32. 'The decision to close seven sub-post offices in York sparked outrage when the plans were announced last year.'
  33. 'Free copies are available from the six parks, Hounslow Civic Centre, Tourist Information offices and local libraries.'
  34. 'So how many psychiatrist's offices did Franken burglarize last week?'
  35. 'In the psychiatrists office I sit by the wall and think about melting a lot.'
  36. 'Doctors' offices no longer held hard copy medical files, they were now held on computers.'
  37. 'The deans' offices at local schools can point you to nearby assistance.'
  38. 'For example, in the LEEP environment, students cannot meet for coffee after class or drop into their professors' offices unannounced.'
  39. 'I spent many hours in professors' offices, tutorials, and reading groups.'
  40. 'We have visited professors' offices one by one, and announced the event in our classes.'
  41. 'The hall was lined with doors, and he walked down to the end, where the professors' offices were.'
  42. 'She was slight and the seat felt like an oversized chair that you'd find in a psychiatrists office.'
A position of authority or service, typically one of a public nature.
  1. 'For the first time in the history of Zambia's politics, we have seen more women appointed in top Government positions and executive offices in statutory bodies and parastatals.'
  2. 'The disappointment in the cases may be due to a misconception about the office and authority of the President.'
  3. 'I say this with the authority of my office as president of Sinn Féin.'
  4. 'Essentially, the role of the Office of the President in Ireland is to be one of these checks along with the Judiciary.'
  5. 'I never knew how much the office of "farm wife" entailed until our farm's wife disappeared into the wilds of Italy for two and a half weeks.'
  6. 'The only real help here is for bishops to grasp the true nature of their office and live it out.'
  7. 'State offices gave them the authority to compel peasants and artisans to surrender the resources of the province.'
  8. 'He has held many offices in professional organizations.'
  9. 'Four colonies had established churches but did not exclude clergy from political office.'
  10. 'She joined the civil service in Dublin in 1980 and was appointed to the office of Public works.'
  11. 'a year ago, when the President took office'
  12. 'Hope, when the left and social democrat parties were swept to office only a few short years ago, has turned to despair.'
  13. 'The first Labour government took office in January amid high hopes from its supporters.'
  14. 'Has anyone else noticed that the Prime Minister has gained about 20 pounds since he took office?'
  15. 'When this Government took office in 1999 we made a promise to run the economy in a responsible way.'
  16. 'He asked what was the total growth in Government revenue since the Labour Party came to office.'
  17. 'Some of us have held office in the Labour Party or been Labour candidates.'
  18. 'This was the first trip abroad of the new prime minister since he took office in the summer.'
  19. 'Almost the first act of the Tory council that took office in May was to stop the rebuilding of Barnet football ground.'
  20. 'In the British political system a prime minister holds office so long as he or she maintains the confidence of his or her own MPs and cabinet.'
  21. 'British prime ministers lose office either because they lose a general election or because their party removes them.'
  22. 'the Foreign Office'
  23. 'Colleagues in the Office for National Statistics struck on Tuesday.'
  24. 'It is administered by the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market, based in Spain.'
  25. 'He is Institutional Affairs Attaché at the Quebec Government Office in London.'
  26. 'At the start of the war in 1939, Eichmann worked in the Office for Jewish Emigration.'
  27. 'The director of the Office of Film and Literature Classification is Des Clark.'
  28. 'She is the Chair of the Review Board of the Office of Film and Literature Classification.'
  29. 'Last year saw the Office of the Community and Voluntary Sector established.'
  30. 'This was reprinted with kind permission of the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.'
  31. 'The data are collated by the Office for National Statistics.'
  32. 'The performance is promoted by the Arts Office of Laois County Council.'
A service done for another or others.
  1. 'the offices of a nurse'
The series of services of prayers and psalms said (or chanted) daily by Catholic priests, members of religious orders, and other clergy.
  1. 'Though she loved the Divine Office and appreciated the Chant, she could not sing two notes in tune.'
  2. 'Latin hymns are sung at the Divine Office, and are assigned to different liturgical occasions, according to time of day, season of the year, or Holy Day.'
  3. 'the noon office'
  4. 'Chapters 3 and 4 treat Evening Prayer as a counter to Morning Prayer and the minor offices as occasional rather than daily prayer.'
  5. 'His book is designed for up to four daily offices (morning, noon, evening and night).'
The parts of a house given over to household work or to storage.

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    1. a room, set of rooms, or building where the business of a commercial or industrial organization or of a professional person is conducted: the main office of an insurance company; a doctor's office.

    2. a room assigned to a specific person or a group of persons in a commercial or industrial organization: Her office is next to mine.

    3. a business or professional organization: He went to work in an architect's office.

    4. the staff or designated part of a staff at a commercial or

    More examples(as adjective)

    "buildings can be office."

    "properties can be office."

    "industries can be office."

    "condominiums can be office."

    "computers can be office."

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    Origin

    Middle English: via Old French from Latin officium ‘performance of a task’ (in medieval Latin also ‘office, divine service’), based on opus ‘work’ + facere ‘do’.