Topic: Offices


From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Offices, Officials
ldoce_806_pofficeof‧fice /ˈɒfɪs $ ˈɒː-, ˈɑː-/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 building [countable]BBO a building that belongs to a company or an organization, with rooms where people can work at desks The department occupies an office just a mile from the White House.main/head office (=the most important office) The head office is in Edinburgh. Did you go to the office (=the office where you work) today?at the office Have a nice day at the office.local/regional office The agency has a network of regional staff/workers/equipment etc Office staff need well-designed desks and chairs. the increased demand for office space2 room [countable]BBO a room where someone has a desk and works, on their own or with other people the manager’s office Sorry, Ann’s not in her office right now. Dan shares an office with Lisa.3 office hours4 job [countable, uncountable]PGO an important job or position with power, especially in government the office of presidentin office She was celebrating ten years in office. A provisional military government took office (=started in an important job or position).hold office (=have a particular important job or position) Trujillo held office as finance minister. a five-year term of office (=period of time working in an important job)5 Office6 place for information [countable]DLTT a room or building where people go to ask for information, buy tickets etcinformation/ticket etc office the tourist office Is there a lost property office? box office, post office, registry office7 doctor [countable] American English the place where a doctor or dentist examines or treats people SYN surgery British English8 somebody’s good offices/the good offices of somebody
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officeI never really enjoyed working in an office.Frank shares an office with Shirley.He sat on the edge of the bed and dialled his office number.Julian Hayman was in his office at the extremity of the ground floor.the supervisor's officeAlthough many solicitors offer fixed fee interviews they are given little publicity beyond referral lists and notices in some solicitors' offices.Years before, these must have been splendid offices.The next morning, I was called back to the office.the office of mayorAnd it is through this office that the collected intercepts are transmitted to the community.You are sitting in your office, and your hand is shaking as you read the memo announcing a new corporate staff/workers/equipment etcIt was handy since it opened directly on to the parking slots for office staff, much prized and intrigued over.To the lunchtime office workers politely watching the opening parade, Stockshow is a Marlboro world of fringed leather and fancy tack.You had to see it, this office building full of office workers, bureaucrats, rising in the air.The price of office equipment such as fax machines, photo copiers, answering services and computer networks could climb.For instance, the manufacturing wages are down, but not the office staff.The willingness to thin the office staff without let or hindrance.Stuart Seller has been promoted to the post of service supervisor at Washington office equipment supplier Comcare.It is thought that sudden exposure to intense sunlight is a trigger to melanoma, and young office workers are typical victims.term of officeStumpe was named sheriff of Wiltshire in November 1551, but died 22 July 1552, during his term of office.In 1951 Desfourneaux was succeeded by André Obrecht who dispatched over thirty criminals during his term of office.Before regaining power in 1919, Labour's last term of office was in 1911-12.It will however, be removed at the end of the current government's term of office in 1994.Of the 26 members, the terms of office of no less than seven came to an end.In 1940 Roosevelt broke with tradition and stood for a third term of office.The conservatives, having regained a parliamentary majority in 1990, dithered until they were half-way through their four-year term of office. information/ticket etc officeIt will be held in the Healthy Colchester 2000 information office in Trinity Street in the town centre.Forms can be obtained from their respective airport ticket counters, city ticket offices or from travel agents.Local information offices, open at times when visitors are around, could supply this, along with information about local accommodation.The new ticket office is in the new East Stand.Timetable details: Cut-off date to register with share shops or the share information office is July 2.For further information and advice please contact the Ticket Office.But the work of the ticket office needs looking at.I rang up the ticket office but just got a recorded message.
OfficeOfficePGOused in the names of some government departments the Foreign Office the Office of the District Attorney office
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Officethe District Attorney's Office
Office, TheThe OfficeOf·fice, The /ˈɒfɪs $ ˈɒː-, ˈɑː-/ a British television comedy that was first broadcast in 2001 and has won Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. The programme is about the lives of workers in the Slough office of a fictional (=not real) paper company called Wernham Hogg, and is filmed in the style of a documentary. The Office was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Ricky Gervais plays the part of David Brent, the general manager, who thinks he is much more talented and entertaining than he really is. Other actors appearing in the programme include Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, and Lucy Davis. Local versions of The Office have been in other countries including the US.From King Business DictionaryLBED_24_bofficeof‧fice /ˈɒfəsˈɒː-, ˈɑː-/ noun1[countable] a room or building where people work at desksThe agency recently closed its Houston office.I’d like to see you in my office.I applied for the job of office manager.There is a shortage of low-cost office space.I work in a large open-plan office (=an office without any walls dividing it into separate rooms). assay office back office branch office exchange office front office head office home office land office receiving office registered office sales office satellite office small office/home office sorting office statistical office tourist office2do a land office business American English informalCOMMERCE to do a lot of business and make a lot of moneyThe conference organizers did a land office business at first, but now watch people go to competitors’ events.3[countable]COMMERCE a room or building where people can go to buy tickets or get information, or for some other serviceInformation leaflets are available from the enquiry office.The woman in the ticket office said there would be a train in five minutes.the Opera House booking office box office4[uncountable]JOBS an important job or position, especially in a governmentHe is determined to stay in office until the end of the year.When he took office, inflation was running at 84%.5OfficeORGANIZATIONS used in the names of some British government departments and organizationsthe Foreign OfficeOrigin office (1200-1300) Old French Latin officium service, duty, office, from opus work + facere to do