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office

1. (in Britain) a department of the national government
2. in the US
a. a governmental agency, esp of the Federal government
b. a subdivision of such an agency or of a department
3. a place where tickets, information, etc., can be obtained
4. Christianity
a. a ceremony or service, prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities, esp one for the dead
b. the order or form of these
c. RC Church the official daily service
d. short for divine office

What does it mean when you dream about an office?

Dreams about one’s place of work may simply indicate that one can’t leave work at the office, has too much to do, or too much on one’s mind. An office is often a symbol of authority and of one’s professional esteem and position in the world. Other kinds of meanings are indicated by the nature of a particular office (e.g., the welfare office, a lawyer’s office).

Office

References in classic literature ?
All this is true, but the Circumlocution Office went beyond it.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States; and no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
These servants without a master received a salary of nine hundred francs a year; new years' gifts and "gratifications" brought their emoluments to twelve hundred francs, and they made almost as much money by serving breakfasts to the clerks at the office.
News by telegram reached the insurance offices that Lady Montbarry had been advised by her lawyers to leave for London with as little delay as possible.
thought the man, 'so it must be my good office for which I am not fitted.
Well, you have an office of your own in this building, I believe.
Acting on this conviction, the authorities sent an experienced woman from the office to Lady Lydiard's house, to examine the poor girl's clothes and ornaments before they were packed up and sent after her to her aunt's.
The silver heart left the office, swinging and banging itself independently against the office furniture as it indignantly departed.
Brownlow looked around the office as if in search of some person who would afford him the required information.
The constitution of Carthage is now shifting from an aristocracy to an oligarchy, in consequence of an opinion which is favourably entertained by many, who think that the magistrates in the community ought not to be persons of family only, but of fortune also; as it is impossible for those who are in bad circumstances to support the dignity of their office, or to be at leisure to apply to public business.
The only fame of my poem which reached me was when another boy in the office quoted some lines of it in derision.
But this hypothesis, such as it is, has already been refuted in the remarks applied to the duration in office prescribed for the senators.