Definición de office en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈɒfɪs/


1A room, set of rooms, or building used as a place of business for non-manual work: [as modifier]: an office job
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  • 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.
place of business, place of work, workplace, workroom, studio;
headquarters, base, centre
1.1The local centre of a large business: a company which has four US and four European offices
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  • 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.
branch, division, section, bureau, department;
1.2A room, department, or building used to provide a particular service: a ticket office a Post Office
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  • 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.
1.3North American The consulting room of a professional person: a patient walks in to a doctor’s office
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  • 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.
2A position of authority or service, typically one of a public nature: the office of chief constable
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  • She joined the civil service in Dublin in 1980 and was appointed to the office of Public works.
  • The disappointment in the cases may be due to a misconception about the office and authority of the President.
  • The only real help here is for bishops to grasp the true nature of their office and live it out.
post, position, appointment, job, day job, occupation, role, place, situation, station, function, capacity
2.1 [mass noun] Tenure of an official position, especially that of a Minister of State or of the party forming the government: a year ago, when the President took office he was ejected from office in 1988
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  • 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.
2.2 (Office) The quarters, staff, or collective authority of a particular government department or agency: the Foreign Office
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  • 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.
3 (usually offices) A service done for another or others: rescued through the good offices of the Italian Ambassador, he was returned safely to England
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  • 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.
assistance, help, aid, services, intervention, intercession, mediation, intermediation, agency, support, backing, patronage, aegis, auspices, advocacy
3.1 dated A duty attaching to one’s position: the offices of a nurse
chore, duty, job, task, obligation, assignment, service, responsibility, charge, commission;
work, employment
4 (also Divine Office) Christian Church The series of services of prayers and psalms said (or chanted) daily by Catholic priests, members of religious orders, and other clergy.
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  • 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.
4.1A service conducted daily as part of the office: the noon office
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  • 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.
5 (offices) British dated The parts of a house given over to household work or to storage.
5.1 (usually usual offices) euphemistic A toilet.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin officium 'performance of a task' (in medieval Latin also 'office, divine service'), based on opus 'work' + facere 'do'.

  • 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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