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booking office

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  1. An office where passengers, baggage, etc., are registered for conveyance, as by railway or steamship.
  2. An office where passage tickets are sold. Eng.
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box office

  • noun total admission receipts for an entertainment
  • noun the office where tickets of admission are sold
    box office; ticket booth.
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business office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
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by right of office

  • adverb by virtue of position
    ex officio.
    • the president sat on the committee ex officio
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central office

  • noun (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
    central office; home office; headquarters; home base.
    • many companies have their headquarters in New York
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Circumlocution office

  • a term of riducle for a governmental office where business is delayed by passing through the hands of different officials.
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Crown office

  • . See in the Vocabulary.
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Dead-letter office

  • a department of the general post office where dead letters are examined and disposed of.
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Distributing past office

  • an office where the mails for a large district are collected to be assorted according to their destination and forwarded.
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divine office

  • noun canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)
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employment office

  • noun an agency that finds people to fill particular jobs or finds jobs for unemployed people
    employment agency.
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executive office of the president

  • noun the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
    executive branch.
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Express office

  • an office where packages for an express are received or delivered.
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federal office

  • noun a department of the federal government of the United States
    department of the federal government; federal department.
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Fire office

  • an office at which to effect insurance against fire.
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Foreign office

  • noun the government department in charge of foreign relations
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  • that department of the government of Great Britain which has charge British interests in foreign countries.
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french foreign office

  • noun the French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris
    Quai d'Orsay.
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government accounting office

  • noun an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
    GAO; Government Accounting Office.
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government office

  • noun an office where government employees work
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government printing office

  • noun an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
    Government Printing Office; GPO; United States Government Printing Office.
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Hanaper office

  • an office of the English court of chancery in which writs relating to the business of the public, and the returns to them, were anciently kept in a hanaper or hamper.
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Holy office

  • . Same as Inquisition, n., 3.
  • the Inquisition.
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home office

  • noun the government department in charge of domestic affairs
  • noun (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
    central office; home office; headquarters; home base.
    • many companies have their headquarters in New York
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Houses of office

  • . Same as def. 7 above. Chaucer.
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Inquest of office

  • an inquiry made, by authority or direction of proper officer, into matters affecting the rights and interests of the crown or of the state.
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Intelligence office

  • an office where information may be obtained, particularly respecting servants to be hired.
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Jack-in-office

  • an insolent fellow in authority. Wolcott.
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Jack-out-of-office

  • one who has been in office and is turned out. Shak.
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Land office

  • noun a government office where business relating to public lands is transacted
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  • a government office in which the entries upon, and sales of, public land are registered, and other business respecting the public lands is transacted. U.S.
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land-office business

  • noun very large and profitable volume of commercial activity
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leave office

  • verb give up or retire from a position
    step down; quit; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
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left-luggage office

  • noun a room where baggage or parcels are checked
    checkroom.
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life office

  • noun life assurance office
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Little office

  • noun a Roman Catholic office honoring the Virgin Mary; similar to but shorter than the Divine Office
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  • (R.C.Ch.), an office recited in honor of the Virgin Mary.
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Loan office

  • noun a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
    pawnshop; pawnbroker's shop.
  • noun an office where loans are negotiated and repaid
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  • . (a) An office at which loans are negotiated, or at which the accounts of loans are kept, and the interest paid to the lender . (b) A pawnbroker's shop.
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local post office

  • noun a local branch where postal services are available"
    local post office.
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main office

  • noun (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
    central office; home office; headquarters; home base.
    • many companies have their headquarters in New York
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national reconnaissance office

  • noun an intelligence agency in the United States Department of Defense that designs and builds and operates space reconnaissance systems to detect trouble spots worldwide and to monitor arms control agreements and environmental issues and to help plan military operations
    NRO.
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Office bearer

  • an officer; one who has a specific office or duty to perform.
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office block

  • noun a building containing offices where work is done
    office block.
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office boy

  • noun a young man who is employed to do odd jobs in a business office
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office building

  • noun a building containing offices where work is done
    office block.
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Office copy

  • (Law), an authenticated or certified copy of a record, from the proper office. See Certified copies, under Copy. Abbott.
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office furniture

  • noun furniture intended for use in an office
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Office holder

  • . See Officeholder in the Vocabulary
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office of inspector general

  • noun the investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission
    OIG.
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office of intelligence support

  • noun agency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible for international economic policy
    OIS.
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office of management and budget

  • noun the executive agency that advises the President on the federal budget
    OMB.
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office of naval intelligence

  • noun the military intelligence agency that provides for the intelligence and counterintelligence and investigative and security requirements of the United States Navy
    ONI.
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office of the dead

  • noun an office read or sung before a burial mass in the Roman Catholic Church
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office staff

  • noun professional or clerical workers in an office
    office.
    • the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard
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office-bearer

  • noun the person who holds an office
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Office-found

  • (Law), the finding of an inquest of office. See under Inquest.
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oval office

  • noun the office of the President of the United States in the White House
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Parcel office

  • an office where parcels are received for keeping or forwarding and delivery.
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patent and trademark office database

  • noun the government bureau in the Department of Commerce that keeps a record of patents and trademarks and grants new ones
    Patent and Trademark Office Database.
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Patent office

  • noun the government bureau in the Department of Commerce that keeps a record of patents and trademarks and grants new ones
    Patent and Trademark Office Database.
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  • a government bureau for the examination of inventions and the granting of patents.
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Pay office

  • a place where payment is made.
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personnel office

  • noun the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management
    personnel department; personnel office; personnel.
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Pipe office

  • an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer, in which the clerk of the pipe made out leases of crown lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc. Eng.
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placement office

  • noun an office that finds suitable employment for applicants
    placement center.
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Post office

  • noun a local branch where postal services are available"
    local post office.
  • noun an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
    PO; Post Office; United States Post Office.
  • noun a children's game in which kisses are exchanged for pretended letters
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  • . (a) An office under governmental superintendence, where letters, papers, and other mailable matter, are received and distributed; a place appointed for attending to all business connected with the mail . (b) The governmental system for forwarding mail matter.
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post-office box

  • noun a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
    letter box; POB; call box; PO Box.
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post-office box number

  • noun the number of a letter box at the post office where mail is collected
    PO Box No; PO box number; box number.
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Prerogative office

  • the office in which wills proved in the Prerogative Court were registered.
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Printing office

  • a place where books, pamphlets, or newspapers, etc., are printed.
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public office

  • noun a position concerning the people as a whole
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Rotation in office

  • the practice of changing public officers at frequent intervals by discharges and substitutions.
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shipping office

  • noun the office of a shipping agent; an office where seamen are hired
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staff office

  • noun the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management
    personnel department; personnel office; personnel.
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Stamp office

  • an office for the issue of stamps and the reception of stamp duties.
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take office

  • verb assume an office, duty, or title
    • When will the new President take office?
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term of office

  • noun the term during which some position is held
    incumbency; tenure.
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ticket office

  • noun the office where tickets of admission are sold
    box office; ticket booth.
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To run for an office

  • to stand as a candidate for an office.
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To serve an office

  • to discharge a public duty.
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Transfer office

  • an office or department where transfers of stocks, etc., are made.
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united nations office for drug control and crime prevention

  • noun an agency of the United Nations that promotes drug control and crime prevention
    DCCP.
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united states government accounting office

  • noun an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
    GAO; Government Accounting Office.
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united states government printing office

  • noun an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
    Government Printing Office; GPO; United States Government Printing Office.
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united states post office

  • noun an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
    PO; Post Office; United States Post Office.
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us government printing office

  • noun an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
    Government Printing Office; GPO; United States Government Printing Office.
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us post office

  • noun an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
    PO; Post Office; United States Post Office.
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