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officer

noun

1 officer

Any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command:
— An officer is responsible for the lives of his men.

synonym: military officer.

Roget 694: director, manager, governor, rector, comptroller.    superintendent, supervisor, straw boss; intendant; overseer, overlooker; supercargo, husband, inspector, ... show more

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Roget 745: master, padrone; lord, lord paramount; commander, commandant; captain; chief, chieftain; sirdar, sachem, sheik, head, senior, ... show more

Dutch: officier



2 officer

Someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust:
— He is an officer of the court.
— The club elected its officers for the coming year.

synonym: officeholder.

3 officer

A member of a police force:
— It was an accident, officer.

synonyms: police officer, policeman.

Roget 965: jurisdiction, judicature, administration of justice, soc; executive, commission of the peace; magistracy etc. (authority) 737.    judge etc. 967; tribunal ... show more

Dutch: agent, bout, diender, flic, flik, gerechtsdienaar, glimmerik, juut, klabak, pandoer ... show more
Polish: stróż prawa, stróż bezpieczeństwa, policjant

4 officer

A person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel:
— He is the officer in charge of the ship's engines.

synonym: ship's officer.

Polish: oficer żeglugi

verb

1 officer

Direct or command as an officer.


Moby thesaurus: ADC, CO, G-man, John Law, MP, OD, administrator, aide, aide-de-camp, apparatchik, archon, bailiff, beadle, beagle, boatswain, bound bailiff, brigadier, brigadier general, bureaucrat, captain ... show more.

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