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Definition of 'office'

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  1. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"
       Synonyms: business office
  2. an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
       Synonyms: agency federal agency government agency bureau authority
  3. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
       Synonyms: function part role
  4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
       Synonyms: power
  5. professional or clerical workers in an office; "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
       Synonyms: office staff
  6. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass"
  7. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
       Synonyms: position post berth spot billet place situation

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