An office is generally a room or other area where people work, but may also denote a position within an organization with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one's duty. When used as an adjective, the term "office" may refer to business-related tasks. In legal writing, a company or organization has offices in any place that it has an official presence, even if that presence consists of, for example, a storage silo rather than an office.
An office is an architectural and design phenomenon and a social phenomenon, whether it is a small office such as a bench in the corner of a small business of extremely small size (see small office/home office) through entire floors of buildings up to and including massive buildings dedicated entirely to one company. In modern terms an office usually refers to the location where white-collar workers are employed.
Other articles related to "office":
... Microsoft supports Office for the Windows and Mac platforms ... Beginning with Mac Office 4.2, the Mac and Windows versions of Office share the same file format ... Consequently, any Mac with Office 4.2 or later can read documents created with Office 4.2 for Windows or later, and vice-versa ...
... subway line was built in 1909 to link the Russell Senate Office Building to the Capitol. 1960, an operator-controlled monorail was installed for the Dirksen Senate Office Building ... A two-car subway line connecting the Rayburn House Office Building to the Capitol was built in 1965 ...
... Prior to the Easy Access upgrade, the station had an overhead ticket office attached to a footbridge ... could become congested due the narrowness of the footbridge and the position of the ticket office ... The ticket office is now conveniently placed on the platform ...
... Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, introduced by Microsoft on August 1, 1989 ... a marketing term for a bundled set of applications, the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint ... Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Microsoft Visual ...
... to return to Haiti to complete his term in office on the condition that he adopt the economic program of the defeated US backed candidate in the 1990 ... immediately after the Clinton administration allowed Aristide to return to office, in a series of private meetings, Administration officials admonished Aristide to put aside the rhetoric of class warfare and ... he had lost in exile, or whether his term in office should instead be counted strictly according to the date of his inauguration it was decided that the latter should ...
Famous quotes containing the word office:
“Along the garden-wall the bees
With hairy bellies pass between
The staminate and pistillate,
Blest office of the epicene.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.”
—Calvin Coolidge (18721933)