office


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for office

Synonyms for office

a piece of work that has been assigned

a formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual

Synonyms for office

an administrative unit of government

Related Words

the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power

professional or clerical workers in an office

Synonyms

Related Words

a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities

a job in an organization

References in classic literature ?
Because the Circumlocution Office went on mechanically, every day, keeping this wonderful, all-sufficient wheel of statesmanship, How not to do it, in motion.
Numbers of people were lost in the Circumlocution Office.
He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
Though he knew himself incapable of important work, Dutocq was well aware that in a government office incapacity was no hindrance to advancement; La Billardiere's own appointment over the head of so capable a man as Rabourdin had been a striking and fatal example of this.
Though Sebastien did his work at the office for the small compensation we have mentioned, du Bruel was in the habit of coming there to advertise the fact that he was the under-head-clerk and to draw his salary.
No one wished it to be noticed that he could see nothing, for then he would have been unfit for his office, or else very stupid.
If I had them on I could find out which men in my kingdom are unfit for the offices they hold; I could distinguish the wise from the stupid
I am at perfect liberty,' he said, with dignity, 'to sit in my friend Blaythwayt's office if I choose.
He took up his pen, and wrote to his friend at the Government office.
He dashed into the inner office with the haste of a short trying to cover.
The men in the office looked at each other, but no one dared to stir.
It seems also improper, that one person should execute several offices, which was approved of at Carthage; for one business is best done by one person; and it is the duty of the legislator to look to this, and not make the same person a musician and a shoemaker: so that where the state is not small it is more politic and more popular to admit many persons to have a share in the government; for, as I just now said, it is not only more usual, but everything is better and sooner done, when one thing only is allotted to one person: and this is evident both in the army and navy, where almost every one, in his turn, both commands and is under command.
My elder brother, for whom there was no place in the office where I worked, had found one in a store, and he beguiled the leisure that light trade left on his hands by reading the novels of Captain Marryat.
The more it is contemplated, the more important will appear this ultimate though contingent power, of deciding the competitions of the most illustrious citizens of the Union, for the first office in it.