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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... Prior to the Easy Access upgrade, the station had an overhead ticket office attached to a footbridge ... of the footbridge and the position of the ticket office ... The ticket office is now conveniently placed on the platform ...
... 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 backed candidate in the 1990 elections, a former World Bank ... administration allowed Aristide to return to office, in a series of private meetings, Administration officials admonished Aristide to put aside the rhetoric ... prior 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 ...
... 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 ... Initially, 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 Basic for Applications scripting language ...
... The original subway line was built in 1909 to link the Russell Senate Office Building to the Capitol ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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): (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"
- (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:
“This century fulfills the office of road-laborer for the society of the future. We make the road, others will make the journey.”
—Victor Hugo (18021885)
“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 (18891974)
“These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas.... But they have no slow, big ideas. And the fewer consoling, noble, shining, free, jovial, magnanimous ideas that come, the more nervously and desperately they rush and run from office to office and up and downstairs, thinking by action at last to make life have some warmth and meaning.”
—Brenda Ueland (18911985)