A duty or function assigned to or assumed by someone. See Synonyms at function.
A position of authority, duty, or trust given to a person, as in a government or corporation: the office of vice president.
A subdivision of a governmental department: the U.S. Patent Office.
A major executive division of a government: the British Home Office.
A public position: seek office.
Chiefly British The parts of a house, such as the laundry and kitchen, in which servants carry out household work.
A usually beneficial act performed for another. Often used in the plural.
Ecclesiastical A ceremony, rite, or service, usually prescribed by liturgy, especially:
Ecclesiastical The canonical hours.
Ecclesiastical A prayer service in the Anglican Church, such as Morning or Evening Prayer.
Ecclesiastical A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.