What is office?

  • (noun): (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power.
    Example: "Being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"
    Synonyms: power
    See also — Additional definitions below

Office

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.

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Microsoft Office - Supported Operating Systems
... 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 ...
Quakers Hill Railway Station - History
... 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 ...
Jean-Bertrand Aristide - First Presidency (1991–1996) - 1994 Return
... 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 elections, a former World Bank official who ... Moreover, immediately after the Clinton administration allowed Aristide to return to office, in a series of private meetings, Administration officials ... years 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 be the case ...
Microsoft Office
... 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 ... 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 Basic for ...
United States Capitol Subway System - History
... subway line was built in 1909 to link the Russell Senate Office Building to the Capitol ... In 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 ...

More definitions of "office":

  • (noun): The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.
    Synonyms: function, part, role
  • (noun): Professional or clerical workers in an office.
    Example: "The whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
    Synonyms: office staff
  • (noun): Place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed.
    Example: "He rented an office in the new building"
    Synonyms: business office
  • (noun): A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities.
    Example: "The offices of the mass"

Famous quotes containing the word office:

    The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances. He plies the slow, unhonored, and unpaid task of observation.... He is the world’s eye.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The House of Lords, architecturally, is a magnificent room, and the dignity, quiet, and repose of the scene made me unwillingly acknowledge that the Senate of the United States might possibly improve its manners. Perhaps in our desire for simplicity, absence of title, or badge of office we may have thrown over too much.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)