Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.


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).


References in classic literature ?
When Miss Mills undertook the office and returned with Dora, exhorting us, from the pulpit of her own bitter youth, to mutual concession, and the avoidance of the Desert of Sahara!
If I had them on I could find out which men in my kingdom are unfit for the offices they hold; I could distinguish the wise from the stupid
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
I am at perfect liberty,' he said, with dignity, 'to sit in my friend Blaythwayt's office if I choose.
Hilbery persisted, her notion of office life being derived from some chance view of a scene behind the counter at her bank, as she slipped the sovereigns into her purse.
He had accepted her up to then, as a female creature and a bit of office furnishing.
The door to the TRANSCONTINENTAL office was ajar, and Martin, in the act of opening it, was brought to a sudden pause by a loud voice from within, which exclaimed:- "But that is not the question, Mr.
I have his address at my office, if you think it worth while to try him.
Ferrari, whose anxiety about her husband made her a frequent, a too frequent, visitor at the lawyer's office.
The clerk's office beyond is a large room, tolerably well lighted, but seldom floored with wood.
If, I said, he makes a set speech and we make another recounting all the advantages of being just, and he answers and we rejoin, there must be a numbering and measuring of the goods which are claimed on either side, and in the end we shall want judges to decide; but if we proceed in our enquiry as we lately did, by making admissions to one another, we shall unite the offices of judge and advocate in our own persons.
They gave out that they knew how to weave stuffs of the most beautiful colors and elaborate patterns, the clothes manufactured from which should have the wonderful property of remaining invisible to everyone who was unfit for the office he held, or who was extraordinarily simple in character.