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office British & World English

A room, set of rooms, or building used as a place of business for non-manual work

Office in office British & World English

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

back office British & World English

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

box office British & World English

A place at a theatre, cinema, etc. where tickets are bought or reserved

Oval Office British & World English

The office of the US President in the White House

post office British & World English

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

War Office British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

land office British & World English

A government office recording dealings in public land

law office British & World English

A lawyer’s office

life office British & World English

An office or company dealing in life insurance

office boy British & World English

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

office girl British & World English

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

office lady British & World English

(In Japan) a woman working in an office

office park British & World English

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

assay office British & World English

An establishment for the assaying of ores and metals

patent office British & World English

An office from which patents are issued

public office British & World English

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

Crown Office British & World English

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

front office British & World English

The main administrative office of a business or other organization

ticket office British & World English

An office or kiosk where tickets are sold

stamp office British & World English

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

office-bearer British & World English

A person holding a position of authority in an organization

office block British & World English

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

office holder British & World English

A person who holds a position of authority or service, especially within a government or government organization

office hours British & World English

The hours during which business is normally conducted

office junior British & World English

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

office party British & World English

A party held for members of the staff of an office

office worker British & World English

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

booking office British & World English

A place where tickets are sold, especially at a railway station or theatre

register office British & World 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

registry office British & World English

Another term for register office (in informal and non-official use).

shipping office British & World English

The office of a shipping agent or shipping master

Foreign Office British & World English

Short for Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

sorting office British & World English

An office in which mail is sorted according to its destination

virtual office British & World 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 British & World English

(In the UK) a government employment agency

Stationery Office British & World English

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

jack-in-office British & World English

A self-important minor official

office of arms British & World English

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

post office box British & World English

A numbered box in a post office assigned to a person or organization, where letters for them are kept until called for

seals of office British & World 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 British & World English

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

Meteorological Office British & World English

(In the UK) a government department providing weather forecasts

Public Record Office British & World English

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

left luggage office British & World English

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

Foreign and Commonwealth Office British & World English

The British government department dealing with foreign affairs

do a land-office business British & World English

Do a lot of successful trading

the Met Office in Met British & World English

The Meteorological Office in the UK


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