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office is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of office in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… when i fled the office in march 2020 i …”

meanings of office


  1. (figuratively, in large organizations) The administrative departments housed in such places.
  2. Various prayers used with modification as a morning or evening service.
  3. An official or group of officials; a personification of officeholders.
  4. Mass, (particularly) the introit sung at its beginning.
  5. The staff of such places.
  6. A room, set of rooms, or building used for administration and bookkeeping.
  7. A collection of business software typically including a word processor and spreadsheet and slideshow programs.
  8. A room, set of rooms, or building used for consultation and diagnosis, but not surgery or other major procedures.
  9. A piece of land used for hunting; the area of land overseen by a gamekeeper.
  10. (religion) A ceremonial duty or service.
  11. The performance of a duty; an instance of performing a duty.
  12. The authorized form of ceremonial worship of a church.
  13. A daily service without the eucharist.
  14. A position of responsibility.
  15. The parts of a house or estate devoted to manual work and storage, as the kitchen, scullery, laundry, stables, etc., particularly a house or estate's facilities for urination and defecation: outhouses or lavatories.
  16. Function: anything typically done by or expected of something.
  17. A particular place of business of a larger white-collar business.
  18. Last rites.
  19. The daily service of the breviary, the liturgy for each canonical hour, including psalms, collects, and lessons.
  20. A duty, particularly owing to one's position or station; a charge, trust, or role; moral duty.
  21. Any special liturgy, as the Office for the Dead or of the Virgin.
  22. A room, set of rooms, or building used for selling services or tickets to the public.
  23. A room, set of rooms, or building used for non-manual work.
  24. A bodily function, (particularly) urination and defecation; an act of urination or defecation.
  25. A ministry or other department of government.
  26. Inside information.
  27. Official position, particularly high employment within government; tenure in such a position.
  28. A plane's cockpit, particularly an observer's cockpit.
  29. Clipping of inquest of office: an inquest undertaken on occasions when the Crown claimed the right of possession to land or property.
  30. Short for Holy Office: the court of final appeal in cases of heresy.
  31. A hangout: a place where one is normally found.
  32. A service, a kindness.


  1. To provide (someone) with an office.
  2. To have an office.

office frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word office occurs in english on average 153.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics office can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that office can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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