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noun office pronunciation in British English /ˈɒfɪs/
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] a room or building where the people in an organization or department work

    I work in the company’s Los Angeles office.

    Our offices are on the third floor.

    the office (=where you work every day):

    I usually try to leave the office before 6.00 pm.

    a regional/branch/local office

    1. b.

      the office

      the people who work in an office

      I call the office twice a day when I’m travelling.

    2. c.
      [only before noun] used or done in offices

      office furniture/stationery/supplies

      an office romance

  2. 2
    [countable] a room with one or more desks where people work

    We’ve converted the spare bedroom into an office.

  3. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] a government department

    the unemployment/tax office

    the Foreign/Home Office

  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] a position in a large and powerful organization, especially a government

    Bush was elected to the office of President in 2000.

    run for office (=try to be elected):

    Bob plans to run for office next year.

    take office (=begin to work in a position):

    The President takes office two months after the election.

    See also public office



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