noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
an officer is responsible for the lives of his men
noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
he is an officer of the court
the club elected its officers for the coming year
noun a member of a police force
police officer; policeman.
it was an accident, officer
noun a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines
verb direct or command as an officer
F. officier. See Office, and cf. Official, n.
One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer. "I am an officer of state."
(U. S. Mil.)Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer.
Of"fi*cer transitive verb
imperfect & past participleOfficered ; present participle & verbal nounOfficering
To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.Marshall.
To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits.