1. a specialized division of a large organization

- you'll find it in the hardware department

Similar word(s): section

Definition categories: group, division

2. the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

Definition categories: location

3. a specialized sphere of knowledge

- baking is not my department

- his work established a new department of literature

Definition categories: thought, sector, sphere

Sentences with department as a noun:

- Technical things are not his department; he's a people person.

- the Treasury Department; the Department of Agriculture; police department

- the physics department; the gender studies department