Definition of office
- British Foreign Office
- Patent Office
She works at our Chicago office.
Are you going to the office today?
The supervisor held an informal meeting in his office.
Her office is on the top floor near the elevator.
He misbehaved in class and was sent to the principal's office.
We use the extra bedroom in our house as an office.
We stopped by the lawyer's office to pick up some documents.
He has been in office for a decade.
He was voted out of office.
He won the election and will take office at the beginning of the year.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: a building or room in which people work at desks doing business or professional activities
: a room with a desk where a particular person works
: a building or room where a doctor, lawyer, etc., works and meets with patients or clients
What made you want to look up office? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to speak or write verbosely and windily
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