office

office
[[t]ɒ̱fɪs, AM ɔ͟ːf-[/t]]
offices
1) N-COUNT An office is a room or a part of a building where people work sitting at desks.

He had an office big enough for his desk and chair, plus his VDU...

At about 4.30 p.m. Audrey arrived at the office...

Telephone their head office for more details.

...an office block.

2) N-COUNT: usu n N, oft in names An office is a department of an organization, especially the government, where people deal with a particular kind of administrative work.

Thousands have registered with unemployment offices.

...Downing Street's press office.

...the Congressional Budget Office.

3) N-COUNT: usu supp N An office is a small building or room where people can go for information, tickets, or a service of some kind.

The tourist office operates a useful room-finding service.

...the airline ticket offices.

4) N-COUNT A doctor's or dentist's office is a place where a doctor or dentist sees their patients. [AM]
(in BRIT, use surgery)
5) N-UNCOUNT: oft in/out of N If someone holds office in a government, they have an important job or position of authority.

The events to mark the President's ten years in office went ahead as planned...

They are fed up with the politicians and want to vote them out of office...

The president shall hold office for five years...

The Vietnam War dashed President Johnson's hopes of a second term of office...

He ran for office.

6) PHRASE: usu with poss Someone's good offices are the help that they give to other people who are trying to achieve something. [FORMAL]

She sought the good offices of the President for the smooth passage of the Bill.

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  • office — [ ɔfis ] n. m. • v. 1190; lat. officium I ♦ 1 ♦ Vieilli Fonction que l on doit remplir, charge dont on doit s acquitter. ⇒ charge, emploi, fonction. Résigner un office. Loc. fig. Remplir son office : produire son effet naturel, jouer pleinement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • office — 1. (o fi s ) s. m. 1°   Devoir de la vie. •   Le ciel plus propice M envoie un compagnon en ce pieux office, CORN. Pomp. V, 1. •   Il [le roi] m envoie Faire office vers vous de douleur et de joie, CORN. Hor. IV, 2. •   Si votre main puissante… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • office — of‧fice [ˈɒfs ǁ ˈɒː , ˈɑː ] noun 1. [countable] a room or building where people work at desks: • The agency recently closed its Houston office. • I d like to see you in my office. • I applied for the job of office manager. • There is a shortage… …   Financial and business terms

  • office — Office, n. penac. Tantost signifie cela mesme que Officium en Latin, dont il vient, et suyvant cela on dit, Il m a fait tout bon office d ami, Nihil non officij quod amicum deceat, mihi praestitit, Et correspondance d offices, Officiorum vices,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • office — OFFICE. s. m. Devoir de la vie humaine, de la societé civile. Il est de l office d un Magistrat, d un bon Pasteur, d un bon citoyen. tous les offices de la vie civile. c est l office d un bon pere, d un bon mary, d un bon amy. Ciceron a fait un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Office — Of fice, n. [F., fr. L. officium, for opificium; ops ability, wealth, help + facere to do or make. See {Opulent}, {Fact}.] 1. That which a person does, either voluntarily or by appointment, for, or with reference to, others; customary duty, or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • office — of·fice n 1: a special duty, charge, or position conferred by governmental authority and for a public purpose qualified to hold public office; broadly: a special duty or position of authority hold an office of trust 2: a place where business or… …   Law dictionary

  • office — [ôf′is, äf′is] n. [OFr < L officium < opificium, doing of work < opifex, a worker < opus, a work (see OPUS) + facere, to DO1] 1. something performed or intended to be performed for another; (specified kind of) service [done through… …   English World dictionary

  • office — (n.) mid 13c., a post, an employment to which certain duties are attached, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. office (12c. in Old French), from L. officium service, duty, function, business (in Ecclesiastical Latin, church service ), lit. work doing, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Office — Of fice, v. t. To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • office — [n1] business, responsibility appointment, berth, billet, capacity, charge, commission, connection, duty, employment, function, job, obligation, occupation, performance, place, post, province, responsibility, role, service, situation, spot,… …   New thesaurus

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