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office US English

A room, set of rooms, or building used as a place for commercial, professional, or bureaucratic work

Office in office US English

The quarters, staff, or collective authority of a particular government department or agency

back office US English

An office or center in which the administrative work of a business is carried out, as opposed to its dealings with customers

box office US English

A place at a theater or other arts establishment where tickets are bought or reserved

Oval Office US English

The office of the president of the US, in the White House

post office US English

The public department or corporation responsible for mail services and (in some countries) telecommunications

War Office US English

A former department of the British government that was in charge of the army (incorporated into the Ministry of Defence in 1964)

Holy Office US English

The ecclesiastical court of the Roman Catholic Church established as the final court of appeal in trials of heresy. Formed in 1542 as part of the Inquisition, it was renamed the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 1965

Home Office US English

The British government department dealing with domestic affairs, including law and order, immigration, and broadcasting, in England and Wales

land office US English

A government office recording dealings in public land

law office US English

A lawyer’s office

life office US English

An office or company dealing in life insurance

office boy US English

A young man employed to do less important jobs in a business office

office girl US English

A young woman employed to do routine tasks in a business office

office lady US English

(In Japan) a woman working in an office

office park US English

An area where a number of office buildings are built together on landscaped grounds

assay office US English

An establishment for the assaying of ores and metals

patent office US English

An office from which patents are issued

public office US English

A position of authority or service involving responsibility to the public, especially within the government

Crown Office US English

A Scottish law court responsible for listing cases to be tried in Scotland

stamp office US English

An office for the issue of government stamps and the receipt of stamp duty

ticket office US English

An office or kiosk where tickets are sold, especially for entertainment events or travel accommodations

front office US English

The management or administrative officers of a business or other organization

office-bearer US English

A person holding a position of authority in an organization

office block US English

A large multistorey building containing the offices of one or more companies

office hours US English

The hours during which business is normally conducted

office junior US English

The youngest or newest member of the staff of an office, employed especially in minor jobs

office party US English

A party held for members of the staff of an office

office worker US English

An employee who works in an office, especially one engaged in clerical or administrative work

register office US English

(In the UK) a local government building where civil marriages are conducted and births, marriages, and deaths are recorded with the issue of certificates

shipping office US English

The office of a shipping agent or shipping master

foreign office US English

In some countries, the department of government in charge of foreign affairs

sorting office US English

An office in which mail is sorted according to its destination

virtual office US English

The operational domain of any business or organization whose workforce includes a significant proportion of workers using technology to perform their work at home

employment office US English

(In the UK) a government employment agency

Stationery Office US English

(In the UK) a government department that publishes governmental publications and provides stationery for government offices

jack-in-office US English

A self-important minor official

office of arms US English

The College of Arms, or a similar body in another country

post office box US English

A numbered box in a post office assigned to a person or organization, where mail for them is kept until collected

seals of office US English

(In the UK) engraved seals held during tenure of an official position, especially that of Lord Chancellor or Secretary of State, and symbolizing the office held

sub-post office US English

(In the UK) a small local post office offering fewer services than a main post office

Meteorological Office US English

(In the UK) a government department providing weather forecasts

Public Record Office US English

(In the UK) an institution where official archives are kept for public inspection

left luggage office US English

A room at a railway station, bus station, or airport where a traveller’s luggage may be stored temporarily

Foreign and Commonwealth Office US English

The British government department dealing with foreign affairs

do a land-office business US English

Do a lot of successful business

do a land-office business in land office US English

Do a lot of successful business

Divine Office in office US English

The series of services of prayers and psalms said (or chanted) daily by Roman Catholic priests, members of religious orders, and other clergy

officeholder US English

A person who holds public office

betting shop US English

An establishment licensed to handle bets on races and other events


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