Definition of officer
What does the word officer mean?
part of speech: noun, transitive verb
Holder of public, civil, or ecclesiastical office, king\'s servant or minister, appointed or elected functionary, (usu. with qualification, as o. of health, of the Household, or public, medical, o.; relieving o., see relieve); president, treasurer, secretary, &c., of society; bailiff, catchpole, (rare) constable; person holding authority in army, navy, or mercantile marine, esp. with commission in army or navy (general, staff, commission -ed, field, company, brevet, warrant, NON-commissioned, o. in army; flag, commission ed, warrant, petty, o. in navy); (vb, usu. in p.p.) provide with oo., act as commander of. [old French]