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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (7)

1. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed;
- Example: "he rented an office in the new building"
[syn: office, business office]

2. an administrative unit of government;
- Example: "the Central Intelligence Agency"
- Example: "the Census Bureau"
- Example: "Office of Management and Budget"
- Example: "Tennessee Valley Authority"
[syn: agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority]

3. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;
- Example: "the function of a teacher"
- Example: "the government must do its part"
- Example: "play its role"
[syn: function, office, part, role]

4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power;
- Example: "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"
- Example: "during his first year in office"
- Example: "during his first year in power"
- Example: "the power of the president"
[syn: office, power]

5. professional or clerical workers in an office;
- Example: "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
[syn: office, office staff]

6. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities;
- Example: "the offices of the mass"

7. a job in an organization;
- Example: "he occupied a post in the treasury"
[syn: position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

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 duty that arises from the relations of man to man; as, kind offices, pious offices. [1913 Webster] I would I could do a good office between you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office. --Rom. xi. 13. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] They [the eyes] resign their office and their light. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Hesperus, whose office is to bring Twilight upon the earth. --Milton. [1913 Webster] In this experiment the several intervals of the teeth of the comb do the office of so many prisms. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 5. The place where any kind of business or service for others is transacted; a building, suite of rooms, or room in which public officers or workers in any organization transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office; the doctor's office; the Mayor's office. [1913 Webster +PJC] 6. The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] As for the offices, let them stand at distance. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 8. (Eccl.) Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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 Office hours. the hours of the day during which business is transacted at an office[5]. Office seeker. a person who is attempting to get elected to an elected office, or to get an appointment to an appointive public office. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

office n 1: place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building" [syn: office, business office] 2: an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority" [syn: agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, 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" [syn: function, office, 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" [syn: office, power] 5: professional or clerical workers in an office; "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard" [syn: office, 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" [syn: position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

284 Moby Thesaurus words for "office": Mass, act of grace, act of kindness, advice, advocacy, aegis, agency, agentship, aid, alerting, appointment, area, assignment, assistance, atelier, auspices, authority, authorization, baccalaureate service, backhouse, backing, backup, bailiwick, bedtime prayer, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, berth, billet, bit, blessing, booking office, box office, branch, branch office, brevet, bureau, business, cabinet, camp meeting, capacity, care, caution, celebration, ceremonial, ceremony, chambers, chancellery, chancery, character, charge, chore, church, church service, closet, clue, comfort, commencement, commissariat, commission, commissioning, commitment, company, compline, connection, consignment, constablery, constablewick, constabulary, consulate, convocation, corporate headquarters, corporation, courtesy, crapper, cue, cure, delegated authority, delegation, den, department, deputation, devolution, devolvement, devotions, divine service, division, duty, ease, embassy, employment, empowerment, empty formality, end use, engagement, entrusting, entrustment, errand, establishment, evening devotions, evensong, executive office, executorship, exequatur, exercise, exercises, factorship, favor, firm, form, form of worship, formal, formality, formula, formulary, full power, function, gig, good deed, good offices, good turn, grace, graduation, graduation exercises, headquarters, help, holy rite, home office, house, immediate purpose, inaugural, inauguration, incumbency, indulgence, initiation, institution, intercession, intermediation, jakes, job, jurisdiction, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act, kindness, labor of love, lauds, legation, library, license, lieutenancy, liturgy, lob, loft, main office, mandate, matins, mediation, meeting, mercy, ministration, ministry, mission, mitzvah, mode of worship, monition, moonlighting, morning devotions, mummery, municipality, mystery, necessary, night song, none, nones, novena, obligation, observance, occupation, offices, opening, operation, operational purpose, order of worship, ordinance, organization, outhouse, part, passing word, patronage, performance, place, plenipotentiary power, pointer, position, post, power of attorney, power to act, practice, praise meeting, prayer, prayer meeting, prayers, prescribed form, prime, prime song, procuration, protection, province, proxy, public worship, purpose, purview, regency, regentship, relief, religious ceremony, remedy, rescue, responsibility, revival, revival meeting, rite, rite de passage, rite of passage, ritual, ritual observance, rituality, role, room, sacrament, sacramental, sail loft, second job, secretariat, section, service, sext, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shop, shrievalty, shtick, situation, solemnity, solemnization, spot, stacks, station, steer, studio, study, succor, support, task, tent meeting, tenure, therapy, thing, ticket office, tierce, tip, tip-off, trust, trusteeship, turn, ultimate purpose, undersong, use, vacancy, vesper, vespers, vicarious authority, vigils, warning, warrant, watch meeting, watch night, watch-night service, whisper, work, workplace, workroom
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Microsoft Office MS Office Office Microsoft's bundles of productivity tools including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Front Page, Microsoft Team Manager, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Schedule+, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Small Business Financial Manager, Automap Streets Plus. Editions of Office include Microsoft Office Professional Edition, Microsoft Office Standard Edition, Microsoft Office Small Business Edition, Microsoft Office Developer Edition. Different editions contain different subsets of the above applications. Current version, as of 2004-08-30: Office 2003. (http://microsoft.com/office). (2004-08-30)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

OFFICE. An office is a right to exercise a public function or employment, and to take the fees and emoluments belonging to it,. Shelf. on Mortm. 797; Cruise, Dig. Index, h.t.; 3 Serg. & R. 149. 2. Offices may be classed into civil and military. 3.-1. Civil offices may be classed into political, judicial, and ministerial. 4.-1. The political offices are such as are not connected immediately with the administration of justice, or the execution of the mandates of a superior officer; the office of the president of the United States, of the heads of departments, of the members of the legislature, are of this number. 5.-2. The judicial offices are those which relate to the administration of justice, and which must be exercised by persons of sufficient skill and experience in the duties which appertain to them. 6.-3. Ministerial offices are those which give the officer no power to judge of the matter to be done, and require him to obey the mandates of a superior. 7 Mass. 280. See 5 Wend. 170; 10 Wend. 514; 8 Vern. 512; Breese, 280. It is a general rule, that a judicial office cannot be exercised by deputy, while a ministerial may. 7. In the United, States, the tenure of office never extends beyond good behaviour. In England, offices are public or private. The former affect the people generally, the latter are such as concern particular districts, belonging to private individuals. In the United States, all offices, according to the above definition, are public; but in another sense, employments of a private nature are also called offices; for example, the office of president of a bank, the office of director of a corporation. For the incompatibility of office, see Incompatibility; 4 S. & R. 277; 4 Inst. 100; Com. Dig. h.t., B. 7; and vide, generally, 3 Kent, Com. 362; Cruise, Dig. tit. 25; Ham. N. P. 283; 16 Vin. Ab. 101; Ayliffe's Parerg. 395; Poth. Traite des Choses, Sec. 2; Amer. Dig. h.t.; 17 S. & R. 219. 8.-2. Military offices consist of such as are granted to soldiers or naval officers. 9. The room in which the business of an officer is transacted is also called an office, as the land office. Vide Officer.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

OFFICE, INQUEST OF. An examination into a matter by an officer in virtue of his office. Vide Inquisition.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

OFFICER. He who is lawfully invested with an office. 2. Officers may be classed into, 1. Executive; as the president of the United States of America, the several governors of the different states. Their duties are pointed out in the national constitution, and the constitutions of the several states, but they are required mainly to cause the laws to be executed and obeyed. 3.-2. The legislative; such as members of congress; and of the several state legislatures. These officers are confined in their duties by the constitution, generally to make laws, though sometimes in cases of impeachment, one of the houses of the legislature exercises judicial functions, somewhat similar to those of a grand jury by presenting to the other articles of impeachment; and the other house acts as a court in trying such impeachments. The legislatures have, besides the power to inquire into the conduct of their members, judge of their elections, and the like. 4.-3. Judicial officers; whose duties are to decide controversies between individuals, and accusations made in the name of the public against persons charged with a violation of the law. 5.-4. Ministerial officers, or those whose duty it is to execute the mandates, lawfully issued, of their superiors. 6.-5. Military officers, who have commands in the army; and 7.-6. Naval officers, who are in command in the navy. 8. Officers are required to exercise the functions which belong to their respective offices. The neglect to do so, may, in some cases, subject the offender to an indictment; 1 Yeates, R. 519; and in others, he will be liable to the party injured. 1 Yeates, R. 506. 9. Officers are also divided into public officers and those who are not public. Some officers may bear both characters; for example, a clergyman is a public officer when he acts in the performance of such a public duty as the marriage of two individuals; 4 Conn. 209; and he is merely a private person when he acts in his more ordinary calling of teaching his congregation. See 4 Conn. 134; 1 Apple. 155.