(noun, verb)


1. any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command

- an officer is responsible for the lives of his men

Definition categories: person, man, serviceman

2. 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

Similar word(s): officeholder

Definition categories: person, holder, functionary, official

3. a member of a police force

- it was an accident, officer

Similar word(s): policeman

Definition categories: person, lawman

4. a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

- he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines

Definition categories: person, gob, jack, mariner, seafarer, seaman, tar


1. direct or command as an officer

Definition categories: communication, command