Definition of 'officer'
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The days when chief financial officers confined themselves to tax and budgeting are well and truly gone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was no sign of the bodyguards or protocol officers which usually surround senior officers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The leak horrified senior officers at the base. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These images highlight the dangers that police officers face day in and day out while patrolling the streets. The Sun (2016)Last week their ex-chief financial officer was cleared by accountancy watchdogs. The Sun (2016)He told me a group of army officers had been arrested to foil a coup plot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Officers say that there was no evidence of violence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was surrounded by police officers and saying she was sorry for wasting their time. The Sun (2010)There is also a yearly members v officers cricket match. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Chief executive and chief financial officer resign. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The auditor says that the report does not suggest that any officer or councillor acted dishonestly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Only one career path for police officer positions means that the range of perspectives is limited. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One senior officer involved in the process defended it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What happened that night between her officers and her captain? Times, Sunday Times (2016) Armed officers with shields and dogs could be seen on the lawns. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He upset forces and senior officers but he did not pull his punches. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Police officers run toward the problem while others run away. Christianity Today (2000)One police officer and a member of the public sustained minor injuries. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Government veterinary officers are also tracing other horses that may have been in contact with the infected animals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Two years ago, only three officers had direct responsibility for such crimes across the entire force. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Officers say that about eight people apply for each place, and few get in. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One former senior officer said: 'We have not trained for a general war in two or three years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'officer'
British English: officer /ˈɒfɪsə/ NOUN
In the armed forces, an officer is a person in a position of authority.
- American English: officer
- Arabic: ضَابِطٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: oficial
- Chinese: 官员
- Croatian: časnik
- Czech: důstojník
- Danish: officer
- Dutch: officier
- European Spanish: oficial
- Finnish: upseeri
- French: officier
- German: Offizier
- Greek: αξιωματικός
- Italian: ufficiale
- Japanese: 士官
- Korean: 장교
- Norwegian: offiser
- Polish: urzędnik
- European Portuguese: oficial
- Romanian: ofițer
- Russian: офицер
- Spanish: oficial
- Swedish: officer
- Thai: นายทหาร
- Turkish: görevli memur polis/asker
- Ukrainian: офіцер
- Vietnamese: sĩ quan
Definition of officer from the Collins English Dictionary
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