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offices, plural;
  1. A room, set of rooms, or building used as a place for commercial, professional, or bureaucratic work
    • - computers first appeared in offices in the late 1970s
    • - an office job
  2. The local center of a large business
    • - a company that has four U.S. and four European offices
  3. A room, department, or building used to provide a particular service
    • - a ticket office
    • - a post office
  4. The consulting room of a professional person

  5. A position of authority, trust, or service, typically one of a public nature
    • - the office of attorney general
  6. Tenure of an official position, esp. a government position
    • - a year ago, when the president took office
    • - he was ejected from office in 1988
  7. The quarters, staff, or collective authority of a particular government department or agency
    • - the Foreign Office
  8. A service or kindness done for another person or group of people

  9. A duty attaching to one's position; a task or function
    • - the offices of a nurse
    • - rescued through the good offices of the Italian Ambassador, he was returned safely to England
  10. The series of services of prayers and psalms said (or chanted) daily by Roman Catholic priests, members of religious orders, and other clergy

  11. One of these services
    • - the noon office

  1. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"
  2. agency: an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
  3. function: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
  4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
  5. professional or clerical workers in an office; "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
  6. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass"
  7. An office is generally a room or other area in which 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' ...
  8. The Office is the title of several television mockumentary/situation comedy shows. The original version of The Office was aired in the United Kingdom, created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. It starred Gervais as the boss and main character. ...
  9. The Office (Urząd) is a 1966 short film by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski, produced while he was a student at the Łódź Film School. The film is included as an extra on the Region 1 and 2 releases of Kieslowski's feature film No End.
  10. The third season of the American television comedy The Office premiered in the United States on NBC on September 21, 2006, and concluded on May 17, 2007. ...
  11. The Office is a British television comedy that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. ...
  12. The Office is an American television sitcom that airs on NBC. Created as an adaptation by Greg Daniels of the British series of the same name, it is a mockumentary that follows the day-to-day lives of the employees of the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of Dunder Mifflin (becoming "Dunder Mifflin ...
  13. A building or room where clerical or professional duties are performed; A bureau, an administrative unit of government; A position of responsibility of some authority within an organisation; rite, ceremonial observance of social or religious nature; religious service, especially a liturgy ...
  14. ("Offices") means professional administrative and commercial offices and includes real estate offices, travel agents, banking offices and postal services.
  15. (Offices) Bristol . Solihull . London . Manchester
  16. (Offices) MicroStrategy bases its headquarters in the Washington, DC metro area. Other MicroStrategy office locations include Paris, Warsaw, Barcelona, London, San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Tampa, New York, and Boston.[71]
  17. (Offices) The number of staffed points of service and administrative sites used to deliver or support the delivery of financial services to microfinance clients.
  18. (offices) the function or characteristic action of a particular thing.
  19. A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.
  20. A zoning designation allowing businesses to carry on their paperwork rather than manufacturing of sale of inventory to the public on the site. Some businesses may be conducted entirely out of such space, when only paperwork is involved, such as insurance companies, law firms, accounting firms, etc.
  21. a structure used primarily for the carrying on of business.
  22. For a person to dream that he holds office, denotes that his aspirations will sometimes make him undertake dangerous paths, but his boldness will be rewarded with success. If he fails by any means to secure a desired office he will suffer keen disappointment in his affairs. ...
  23. a series of religious services spread throughout the day that involve prayer, readings and the recitation of psalms. The daily cycle of services consists of Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline.
  24. (1) A position of authority, duty, or trust in the Church organization; (2) an ordained calling or assignment to serve in the priesthood.
  25. The regular round of prayer and worship in monastic communities.