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office


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Office  \Of"fice\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  officium  for  opificium  ops 
  ability,  wealth,  holp  +  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  duty  that  arises  from  the  relations  of  man  to 
  man;  as  kind  offices,  pious  offices. 
 
  I  would  I  could  do  a  good  office  between  you 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  special  duty,  trust,  charge,  or  position,  conferred  by 
  authority  and  for  a  public  purpose;  a  position  of  trust  or 
  authority;  as  an  executive  or  judical  office;  a  municipal 
  office. 
 
  3.  A  charge  or  trust,  of  a  sacred  nature,  conferred  by  God 
  himself;  as  the  office  of  a  priest  under  the  old 
  dispensation,  and  that  of  the  apostles  in  the  new 
 
  Inasmuch  as  I  am  the  apostle  of  the  Gentiles,  I 
  magnify  mine  office.  --Rom.  xi  13. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  performed,  intended,  or  assigned  to  be  done 
  by  a  particular  thing  or  that  which  anything  is  fitted  to 
  perform;  a  function;  --  answering  to  duty  in  intelligent 
  beings. 
 
  They  [the  eyes]  resign  their  office  and  their  light. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Hesperus,  whose  office  is  to  bring  Twilight  upon  the 
  earth.  --Milton. 
 
  In  this  experiment  the  several  intervals  of  the 
  teeth  of  the  comb  do  the  office  of  so  many  prisms. 
  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  5.  The  place  where  a  particular  kind  of  business  or  service 
  for  others  is  transacted;  a  house  or  apartment  in  which 
  public  officers  and  others  transact  business;  as  the 
  register's  office;  a  lawyer's  office. 
 
  6.  The  company  or  corporation,  or  persons  collectively,  whose 
  place  of  business  is  in  an  office;  as  I  have  notified  the 
  office. 
 
  7.  pl  The  apartments  or  outhouses  in  which  the  domestics 
  discharge  the  duties  attached  to  the  service  of  a  house, 
  as  kitchens,  pantries,  stables,  etc  [Eng.] 
 
  As  for  the  offices,  let  them  stand  at  distance. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  8.  (Eccl.)  Any  service  other  than  that  of  ordination  and  the 
  Mass;  any  prescribed  religious  service. 
 
  This  morning  was  read  in  the  church,  after  the 
  office  was  done  the  declaration  setting  forth  the 
  late  conspiracy  against  the  king's  person.  --Evelyn. 
 
  {Holy  office}.  Same  as  {Inquisition},  n.,  3. 
 
  {Houses  of  office}.  Same  as  def.  7  above.  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Little  office}  (R.C.Ch.),  an  office  recited  in  honor  of  the 
  Virgin  Mary. 
 
  {Office  bearer},  an  officer;  one  who  has  a  specific  office  or 
  duty  to  perform. 
 
  {Office  copy}  (Law),  an  authenticated  or  certified  copy  of  a 
  record,  from  the  proper  office.  See  {Certified  copies}, 
  under  {Copy}.  --Abbott. 
 
  {Office-found}  (Law),  the  finding  of  an  inquest  of  office. 
  See  under  {Inquest}. 
 
  {Office  holder}.  See  {Officeholder}  in  the  Vocabulary 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Office  \Of`fice\,  v.  t. 
  To  perform,  as  the  duties  of  an  office;  to  discharge.  [Obs.] 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  office 
  n  1:  where  professional  or  clerical  duties  are  performed;  "he 
  rented  an  office  in  the  new  building" 
  2:  an  administrative  unit  of  government;  "the  Central 
  Intelligence  Agency";  "the  Census  Bureau";  "Office  of 
  Management  and  Budget";  "Tennessee  Valley  Authority"  [syn: 
  {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"  or  "play  its 
  role"  or  "do  its  duty"  [syn:  {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 
  power"  [syn:  {power}] 
  5:  professional  or  clerical  workers  in  an  office;  "the  whole 
  office  was  late  the  morning  of  the  blizzard"  [syn:  {office 
  staff}] 
  6:  a  religious  rite  or  service  prescribed  by  ecclesiastical 
  authorities;  "the  offices  of  the  mass" 
  7:  a  job  in  an  organization  or  hierarchy;  "he  ocupied  a  post  in 
  the  treasury"  [syn:  {position},  {post},  {berth},  {slot},  {spot}, 
  {place},  {situation}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Office 
 
  {Microsoft  Office} 
 
 




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