From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexecutiveex‧ec‧u‧tive1 /ɪɡˈzekjətɪv/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable] 1 BOMANAGERa manager in an organization or company who helps make important decisions a marketing executivesenior/top executive top executives on high salaries Chief Executive2 the executive3 PGSSO British English a group of people who are in charge of an organization and make the rules the union’s executive
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executiveClifford, a former congressman, is now an executive for a large charity.Such an executive we call non-parliamentary or fixed.But it is not clear whether Peter Bullock, the chief executive of Neill, will be staying.Chief executives meet with legislators and constituents to discuss proposed programs and encourage their support.a senior company executiveWe were visited by a young, dynamic executive from a small computer company.a psychiatrist who specializes in executive stressCertainly, Palm is increasingly targeting not only executives but the companies they work for.He also managed personal accounts for certain senior executives of Pier 1, PairGain and other companies.Some senior executives have been accused by minority shareholders of mismanagement, nepotism, and of presiding over asset-stripping.Power is shared between three main branches of government: the executive, the legislative, and the judiciary.In theory, the civil service is the non-political arm of the executive.senior/top executiveGeneral managers and top executives work to ensure that their organizations meet these objectives.Graham Brown, vice president and treasurer; and Jack Driscoll, senior executive of corporate strategic planning.For top executives, the discount can be as high as 30 percent or 40 percent.Region by region and division by division, the company's most senior executives had been grilled about their online investment plans.Fitzsimmons was named senior executive vice president, and it appeared his coaching days were over.Only 36 percent of managers and executives received double-digit pay rises, though top executives did markedly better.
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executiveexecutive2 ●●○ adjective [only before noun] 1 DECIDErelating to the job of managing a business or organization and making decisions a commission with executive powersexecutive body/committee etc (=a group of people who have the power to make decisions)2 BBCMANAGERfor the use of people who have important jobs in a company the executive dining-room3 EXPENSIVEexpensive and designed for people who earn a lot of moneyexecutive cars/homes etc executive toys (=objects to play with at work)
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executiveDetermine how skills can be obtained and take executive action either to recruit or to develop existing staff.Howard Patrick, executive administrator of Cannon County, has been determined to turn things around.In the twentieth century, however, presidents had increasingly made use of executive agreements as instruments of foreign policy.an executive committeeWhile productivity, profits, executive pay and the stock market keep going up, workers' incomes keep going down.Robert Altman is one of its executive producers.I conduct executive searches for senior-level management, so I know a fair bit about how these companies are managed.We have too many executive sessions and conferences and retreats.The accounts also provide details of the gains so far on executive share options in the merged company.the executive washroomexecutive powersThe council would assume legislative, judicial and executive powers.Only a Legal Service Commission with executive powers could do the necessary research and co-ordination job.In the past few days Mr Delors has signalled his determination to boost the executive powers held by Brussels.There is also a national advisory body, without executive powers, the Bishops' Committee on Church Music.On Oct. 30 Yeltsin made an appeal for stronger executive powers to implement his economic reforms.The concentration of executive powers was a leading source of criticism heard by the delegation.Elections to district assemblies with executive powers were held in December 1988 and January and February 1989.executive cars/homes etcSix spacious executive homes by Berkeley at Brightwell near Wallingford have also been well received by early visitors to the site.The main reason is that most executive cars in Britain are bought by companies for their managers and directors.The company, best known for its executive homes, is diversifying into mixed-use sites on brownfield land.
From King Business Dictionaryexecutiveex‧ec‧u‧tive1 /ɪgˈzekjətɪv/ noun [countable]1JOBsomeone who has an important job as a manager in a company or businessShe is Scottish Power’s most senior woman executive.a senior executive with a major pharmaceuticals companyOne of the BBC’s top executives was working under a freelance contract. see also Active Corps of Executives account executive advertising executive chief executive legal executive2the executive the part of a government responsible for taking decisions on policy, running the government etc, rather than for making lawsan audit on behalf of both the legislative and the executive3a government organization responsible for deciding policy and taking decisions to do with one particular thing Health and Safety Executive4the group of people in a political organization, society etc that make the rules and make sure that they work in the way that was plannedThe executive deferred a decision on his future until mid-January.a meeting of the Labour Party executive national executiveexecutiveexecutive2 adjective [only before a noun]1connected with making decisions and managing and organizing things, especially within a company or governmentSome of the members of the executive board decided to rethink the organizational culture.When he reached the company’s retirement age of 60, he decided to give up his executive duties.the legislative and executive functions of government2for the use of people who have important jobs in the management of a company or businessThe Falcon 20 is one of the most versatile executive jets (=small jet planes for the use of a company’s top managers) flying in the world today.the executive lounge at Heathrow airportthe executive dining room3expensive and designed for people who earn a lot of moneyFor an executive car, the BMW’s depreciation is relatively low.