|1.||[ noun ] (military,work) any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command|
"an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
|Related terms:||serviceman commanding_officer adjutant desk_officer noncommissioned_officer executive_officer chief_of_staff brass_hat inspector_general naval_officer commissioned_officer army_officer warrant_officer military_adviser military|
|2.||[ noun ] (work) 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"
|Related terms:||official sergeant_at_arms probation_officer|
|3.||[ noun ] (law) a member of a police force|
"it was an accident, officer"
|Related terms:||lawman detective bull captain inspector trooper police_constable motorcycle_cop Mountie police_matron bobby traffic_cop shoofly trooper gendarme police|
|4.||[ verb ] (military) direct or command as an officer|
|5.||[ noun ] (nautical,work) a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel|
"he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
|Related terms:||mariner master mate sailing_master supercargo purser steward privateer|
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 18532|