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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... 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 ... The Dirksen monorail, which had been extended to the Hart Senate Office Building in 1982, was replaced in 1993 by an automatic train ...
... 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 ...
... Access upgrade, the station had an overhead ticket office attached to a footbridge ... congested due the narrowness of the footbridge and the position of the ticket office ... The ticket office is now conveniently placed on the platform ...
... the Clinton administration permitted Aristide to return to Haiti to complete his term in office on the condition that he adopt the economic program of the defeated US ... after the Clinton administration allowed Aristide to return to office, in a series of private meetings, Administration officials admonished Aristide to ... to new elections, should serve the three years he had lost in exile, or whether his term in office should instead be counted strictly according to the date of his ...
... 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 ... 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 Basic for Applications scripting ...
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): A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities.
Example: "The offices of the mass"
- (noun): Place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed.
Example: "He rented an office in the new building"
Synonyms: business 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"
Famous quotes containing the word office:
“I had many problems in my conduct of the office being contrasted with President Kennedys conduct in the office, with my manner of dealing with things and his manner, with my accent and his accent, with my background and his background. He was a great public hero, and anything I did that someone didnt approve of, they would always feel that President Kennedy wouldnt have done that.”
—Lyndon Baines Johnson (19081973)
“The office ... make[s] its incumbent a repair man behind a dyke. No sooner is one leak plugged than it is necessary to dash over and stop another that has broken out. There is no end to it.”
—Herbert Hoover (18741964)
“The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. He is not seeking power. He has no desire for office and does not gather votes. He does not attempt to charm the public, he offers nothing and promises nothing. He can offer, if anything, only his own skinand he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for. His actions simply articulate his dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost.”
—Václav Havel (b. 1936)