Definition of office in English:
- These pesticides are used in schools, churches, business offices, apartment buildings, grocery stores, and homes on a regular basis.
- The plan is to retain the office building and sub-divide it into offices for small businesses and meeting rooms.
- She hopped into the truck and backed it into the hangar-like room of the office building.
- Claimants will be forced to use call centres instead of local offices.
- This is me, on my way to their head office and the call centres so I can do away with the lot of them.
- We need to modernise the Post Office - to give it new business so local offices stay open.
- The dole office should provide a form that unemployed people could get stamped to say where they were looking for work.
- The local tourist offices sell day tickets or contact the Glasgow Angling Centre.
- The jobs are also passed on to local employment offices where they are either filled or advertised.
- We have visited professors' offices one by one, and announced the event in our classes.
- For example, in the LEEP environment, students cannot meet for coffee after class or drop into their professors' offices unannounced.
- I spent many hours in professors' offices, tutorials, and reading groups.
- This bill includes a provision for establishing the office of Chief Coroner.
- I never knew how much the office of "farm wife" entailed until our farm's wife disappeared into the wilds of Italy for two and a half weeks.
- He was welcome in the office of the chairman and the studio of the artist and his opinion was valued in both situations.
- This wave of resistance swept social democratic parties back into office throughout Europe.
- In that year, the Conservatives took office in Ontario under Premier Mike Harris.
- The governments that took office in post-war western Europe faced a series of challenges.
- The Laois Youth Theatre is an initiative of the Arts Office, Laois County Council.
- This was reprinted with kind permission of the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
- The performance is promoted by the Arts Office of Laois County Council.
- The following recipe has been supplied courtesy of Arnott's Biscuits Limited through the good offices of Frank Townsend, Chief Chemist.
- Yet we are ever-ready to listen to voices of reason, sanity and justice and we remain committed to an honourable solution with the government of India or through the good offices of the apex court.
- Through the good offices of Willie Groarke, a new shrine to the Sacred Heart was blessed on Sunday at Cully.
- The Divine Office has always been faithfully kept by lay people - not just clergy, monks and nuns-for centuries.
- Though she loved the Divine Office and appreciated the Chant, she could not sing two notes in tune.
- It is not a virtue for the monk… to lack time in which to attend the common recitation of the Divine Office, read a certain amount, and mix with his community.
- His book is designed for up to four daily offices (morning, noon, evening and night).
- Chapters 3 and 4 treat Evening Prayer as a counter to Morning Prayer and the minor offices as occasional rather than daily prayer.
- A few days after reading this report I opened my Bible to read the lesson for the daily office.
In the Middle Ages office meant a duty that went with someone's position or employment. It goes back ultimately to Latin officium ‘performance of a task’, which in turn comes from the combined elements of opus ‘work’ (source of English opus in the early 19th century and of operation (Late Middle English)) and facere ‘to do’. The sense of ‘a place for business’ is recorded from the later Middle Ages. Someone officious (Late Middle English) was originally obliging or efficient in carrying out their office. The word developed its modern negative sense at the end of the 16th century.
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