1. an administrative unit of government

- the Central Intelligence Agency

Similar word(s): authority, bureau, office

Definition categories: group

2. a business or organization that provides a particular service, especially the mediation of transactions between two parties

Definition categories: group, business, concern

3. the state of being in action or exerting power

- the agency of providence

- she has free agency

Definition categories: state, action, activeness, activity

4. the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent

Similar word(s): delegacy, representation

Definition categories: state

5. thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end

- an example is the best agency of instruction

Similar word(s): means, way

Definition categories: act, effectuation, implementation

Sentences with agency as a noun:

- The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.

- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

- Central Intelligence Agency