Adjective "officer" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A person holding a position of authority, especially one with a commission, in the armed services, the mercantile marine, or on a passenger ship.
  1. 'In 1969, he applied for Officer Candidate School and earned a commission as an Infantry officer.'
  2. 'He was commissioned as an armor officer in 1991 from Niagara University.'
  3. 'But the retired army warrant officer said it's not good enough.'
  4. 'We have more women commissioned officers than the Active Army, even though we're about 60 percent smaller.'
  5. 'The General was commissioned as an Infantry officer from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.'
  6. 'She had lunch with some of the ship's officers before going on to meet members of her air squadrons.'
  7. 'His public service began as an Infantry officer in the Army.'
  8. 'The new pattern was that he appointed almost all retired army officers into civilian offices.'
  9. 'He was one of the earliest Royal Marines officers to qualify as a fixed-wing pilot.'
  10. 'In some cases, high-ranking officers re-entered the Red Army with their previous ranks restored.'
  11. 'Special Constables provide valuable support to full-time officers'
  12. 'A procedure which left it to individual officers in police stations to perform some sort of balancing exercise would, it was said, be unworkable.'
  13. 'He followed the officer inside the cold police station.'
  14. 'They pulled into the police station and the officer guided him in.'
  15. 'The man was unable to give any information about himself, and officers contacted other police stations in the city to locate his relatives.'
  16. 'There are a number of police stations where officers were selling confidential information to private investigators.'
  17. 'At the police station, while officers were speaking to the individuals who had reported the threat, the man showed up.'
  18. 'He then went to the police station whose officers promised to release him after interrogation.'
  19. 'Discipline in all walks of life, punctuality, politeness and good manners are expected from the police constables and officers.'
  20. 'There are now many facets to police work and numerous officers not on patrol.'
  21. 'In addition to mounted police, motorcyclists and special constables, undercover officers will mingle with crowds.'
  22. 'Special bailiffs are officers appointed by the sheriff at the request of a plaintiff for the purpose of executing a particular process.'
  23. 'She owed a vast sum of money, and the sheriff's officers arrived to confiscate the family property.'
  24. 'Every official examiner and deputy official examiner is an officer of every court in Ontario.'
A holder of a public, civil, or ecclesiastical office.
  1. 'the Chief Medical Officer'
  2. 'His wife, Janice, was only asked to confirm his identity to a coroners officer on Saturday July 19.'
  3. 'Government officers should see public property as their own and seek to protect it.'
  4. 'What is hair raising though is that a civil servant, an officer from the Road Traffic Commission, is involved.'
  5. 'It appears that his offences were committed after he had been recruited by intelligence officers of the government.'
  6. 'He did not see his passport, and the agent dealt with the immigration officer at the airport.'
  7. 'It is also an offence to make false representation to an immigration officer.'
  8. 'I have never heard of a judicial officer saying to a select committee that they want more jobs, better conditions, better pay, and all those things that flow from it.'
  9. 'Our system ordinarily reserves that function to the judicial officer hearing the merits of the matter.'
  10. 'The samithi has pointed out the need to appoint a jurist or a civil service officer as chairman of the Board.'
  11. 'Environmental health officers serve closure orders when they believe there is a serious and immediate danger to public health.'
  12. 'Local electoral officers are responsible for the conduct of local authority elections.'
  13. 'National union officers reported privatization increased the likelihood of redundancies and lower job security.'
  14. 'He is Lucent's chief technology officer and executive vice president of corporate strategy and marketing.'
  15. 'In the past decade, many of my co-workers have left journalism to become mostly corporate public relation officers.'
  16. 'For example left wing union officers organised the teachers' demonstration in London in March.'
  17. 'I carried over my enthusiasm for D-dimer testing to another hospital in which I was a medical senior house officer.'
  18. 'There are several local union officials and officers involved.'
  19. 'Its August survey of banks' senior loan officers says business loans are increasingly available.'
  20. 'Directors, officers and other senior financial officers set the tone for ethical behavior within any organization.'
  21. 'She said the Minister appointed the chief executive officer of the authority last week.'
  22. 'The university relations officer works to represent students on all matters pertaining to governance of the university.'
  23. 'Francis becomes chief marketing officer and managing director at the Wayne, Pa., company.'
A member of a certain grade in some honorary orders, such as the grade next below commander in the Order of the British Empire.
  1. 'It was attended in a body by the officers and members of the Yukon order of Pioneers.'
  2. 'Tutte was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and of London, and was installed as an officer of the Order of Canada in late 2001.'
  3. 'An officer of the Order of Canada, he received a distinguished service award from the Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences in 1990.'


Provide with military officers.
  1. 'The Gendarmerie (local constabulary trained and officered by Marines), supported by the Marine brigade, tracked down and killed Peralte and Batraville.'
  2. 'At independence, the army of the Congo, known as the Force Publique, was officered by the Belgians and Lumumba had the audacity to support its ‘Congolisation’.'
  3. 'Western militaries are typically small, professional organizations officered by the middle class and filled by working-class volunteers.'
  4. 'Thus most of the 380,000 blacks who served in the Army were in labor units officered by whites.'
  5. 'The Hungarian parliament refused unless Hungarian was introduced as a language of command into Hungarian units, which would be officered uniquely by Hungarians, not by Germans.'
  6. 'The temporary levies of the earlier period were replaced by standing armies, officered by professionals, comprising élite or shock troops plus conscripted peasants.'
  7. 'They finished training in December 1942 and three battalions of 1,000 men each were formed, but they were officered by Germans who gave their orders in German.'
  8. 'The governor ultimately decided that ‘all the companies will be officered by white men in compliance with United States regulations.’'
  9. 'It expanded by calling upon the states for militia, officered by men chosen and characterized by bonds of friendship, popularity, and politics.'

More definitions

1. a person who holds a position of rank or authority in the army, navy, air force, or any similar organization, especially one who holds a commission.

2. a member of a police department or a constable.

3. a person licensed to take full or partial responsibility for the operation of a merchant ship or other large civilian ship; a master or mate.

4. a person appointed or elected to some position of responsibility or authority in the government, a corporation, a society, etc.

5. (in some

More examples(as adjective)

"tos can be officer."

"liabilities can be officer."


Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from medieval Latin officiarius, from Latin officium (see office).