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Usage statistics for the noun office:

spoken English37.9%written English62.1% conversational speech32.87%task-oriented speech67.13% imaginative writing45.19%informational writing54.81%
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The word office is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun office

What does office mean as a name of something?

Office is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • office: offices
  • Office: Offices

  1. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
  2. an administrative unit of government
  3. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of office: function / part / role
    • more generic word: duty = work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
    • more specific terms:
      • capacity = a specified function
      • hat = an informal term for a person's role
      • portfolio = the role of the head of a government department
      • position / place / stead / lieu = the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
      • second fiddle = a secondary role or function
  4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
    • examples: being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage | during his first year in office
    • domain: administration / governance / governing / government / government activity
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of office: power
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • more specific terms:
      • executive clemency = the power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction
      • war power = an extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime
  5. professional or clerical workers in an office
    • example: the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of office: office staff
    • more generic word: staff = personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
  6. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities
    • example: the offices of the mass
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: religious rite / rite = an established ceremony prescribed by a religion
    • more specific terms:
  7. a job in an organization

Alternative definition of the noun office


  1. A building or room where clerical or professional duties are performed.
  2. A bureau, an administrative unit of government.
  3. A position of responsibility of some authority within an organisation.
  4. rite, ceremonial observance of social or religious nature
  5. religious service, especially a liturgy officiated by a Christian priest or minister
  6. major administrative division, notably in certain governmental administrations, either at ministry level (e.g. the British Home Office) or within or dependent on such a department
  7. [obsolete] a task that one feels obliged to do
  8. [qualifier, in plural] The parts of a house given over to household work, storage etc.


Office: Commonly referred to as a plaza, an office complex is often confused with an office building. Complexes are just one storey, with extensive fields available in retail positioning, but primarily used for medical practitioners along with a stronghold potential for community development. This due to its non-exclusive company occupants, as opposed to office buildings that are technology focused..

  • also known as Kancelarija, Oficiu, Kontora, Kantoris, Ofiss, 辦公室


Office is a Chicago-based pop band that was active in the 2000s.


  1. "Office" is a musical album of Alex Seifert.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  2. "Office" is a musical album of Office.
    • released on (14 years ago)


  1. Office a.k.a. Microsoft Office is a proprietary commercial office suite of inter-related desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, introduced by Microsoft in 1989. Initially a marketing term for a bundled set of applications, the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  2. Office is a software.
  3. Office is a TV program, begun on .
    • 393 episodes of 20 minutes each, in 2 seasons
    • country: India
    • genre: Romance Film
  4. Office is a marketing campaign.
  5. Office: Optometrist office associated with this optometrist.
  6. Office where this dentist is associated with.
  7. Office: Chiropractic office of the chiropractor.
  8. The office that this electoral college is responsible for electing.
  9. office a.k.a. Office: Jason Schulte Design, Inc. is a creative studio.

Phrases with Office

Phrases starting with the word Office:

  1. office boy
  2. Office Mate
  3. office block
  4. Office chair
  5. Office hours
  6. office staff

Phrases ending with the word Office:

  1. In Office
  2. box office
  3. Met Office
  4. Back office
  5. Head Office
  6. home office
  7. land office
  8. life office
  9. loan office
  10. main office
  11. oval office
  12. post office
  13. take office
  14. leave office

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Office

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Google previewJudicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases (1914)

Agency, duty, or trust A public office is an agency of the state.

Google previewThe Northwestern Reporter (1898)

A public office is the right, authority, and duty, created and conferred by law, by which, for a given period, either fixed by law, or enduring at the...

A public office is an agency for the state, and the person whose duty it is to perform the agency is a public officer.” 19 Am. & Eng. Enc. Law, 382. “An office is a public station or 72 N.W.—19 is defined to employment conferred by the appointment of g0Vernment.

Google previewConcept Of Front Office Management (2006)

by Chakravarti

Front office is an important administrative department of a hotel. The whole image of the hotel...

Google previewGazetteer of the Bombay Presidency ... (1885)

by Bombay (India : State)

Under a tree near the mamlatdar's office is an old carved stone, and in the west wall of the tower to the south of the...

In the south or street wall of the municipal office is a small tablet with a Persian inscription dated H. 1049 that is a.d. 1639.

Google previewThe Schenectadians (2001)

by George Gardner

Yet, a public office is a public trust, and a business office requires a businessman. What we have today is not necessarily a new way of doing things.

Google previewIndependent Evaluation at the IMF (2012)

The First Decade by Ruben Lamdany, Mr. Hali J. Edison

ix The Independent Evaluation Office is an entity that not many organizations would tolerate. It goes under the skin of the institution, and under the skin of projects, reports, and ways of operating. It consults with IMF Management and takes what ...

Google previewLas Siete Partidas, Volume 2 (2012)

Medieval Government: The World of Kings and Warriors (Partida II) by Robert I. Burns, S.J., S J Robert Burns

An office means a special employment to which a man is appointed for the purpose of serving the king, or the community of some city or town. Officers are of two kinds; first, those who serve in the household of the king; second, those who ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Communications & Office Automation - Communications & Office Automation (2009)

accountant's office Staff responsible for keeping the account books in which an organization's financial data are recorded. elevator production manager Person responsible for planning and managing the production of goods and services ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2007)

by Graham Gooch, Michael Williams

No Further Action Secretariat in the Cabinet NFIU National Football Intelligence Office Unit OECOM Office of Communications NFLMS National Firearms Licensing OEGEM Office of Gas and Electricity Management System Markets NFO ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set (2004)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Government Agency The Office of War Information (OWI) was intended to be the primary voice of the United States government during World War II. It cleared government radio programs and provided background information ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

observation; Observer; ocean; Oceanic Steamship Company; October; office; officer; Ohio; old (newspaper options listings); Olsen Line; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Thailand (2013)

by Gerald W. Fry, Gayla S. Nieminen, Harold E. Smith

OFFICE OF THE EDUCATION COUNCIL (OEC). Initially established in 1958 as the National Education Council (NEC), the OEC is Thailand's major educational policy and planning body. It was originally established under the office of the ...

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Usage statistics about office

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun office:

spoken English37.9%written English62.1% conversational speech32.87%task-oriented speech67.13% imaginative writing45.19%informational writing54.81%

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Quotes about Office

We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office. (James Hillman)
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Scrabble value of O1F4F4I1C3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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