Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun officer

4 senses of officer

Sense 1
military officer, officer -- (any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men")
       => serviceman, military man, man, military personnel -- (someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty")

Sense 2
officeholder, officer -- (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")
       => official, functionary -- (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)
       => holder -- (a person who holds something; "they held two hostages"; "he holds the trophy"; "she holds a United States passport")

Sense 3
policeman, police officer, officer -- (a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer")
       => lawman, law officer, peace officer -- (an officer of the law)

Sense 4
officer, ship's officer -- (a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines")
       => mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog -- (a man who serves as a sailor)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb officer

1 sense of officer

Sense 1
officer -- (direct or command as an officer)
       => command -- (be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army")

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