office

n.
function
place where a function is performed

1) to assume (an) office

2) to hold; take office

3) to seek (public) office

4) (pol.) to run for (AE), stand for (BE) office

5) to resign from (an) office

6) (pol.) (an) appointive; elective; high; public office

7) a branch; head, home, main office

8) a booking; box, ticket; business; dead-letter; dentist's (AE); doctor's (AE); lawyer's; left-luggage (BE); lost-and-found (AE), lost property (BE); met (BE), meteorological (BE); patent; post; printing office

9) at, in an office (she works at our office)

10) (pol.) in; out of office (our party is out of office)

ministry

(BE)

11) the Foreign; Home office

misc.

12) smb.'s good offices ('smb.'s services as a mediator')

USAGE NOTE: In North America, doctors and dentists have offices; in Great Britain, they have surgeries.
* * *
['ɒfɪs]
dead-letter
elective
lawyer's
main office
printing office
public office
stand for (BE) office
take office
dentist's (AE)
doctor's (AE)
lost-and-found (AE)
left-luggage (BE)
lost property (BE)
met (BE)
meteorological (BE)
out of office (our party is out of office)
in an office (she works at our office)
(pol.) (an) appointive
(pol.) in
['function'] ['place where a function is performed'] to assume (an) office
['ministry'] (BE) the Foreign
a booking
a branch
at
to hold
to resign from (an) office
to seek (public) office
(pol.) to run for (AE)
['misc. '] smb. 's good offices (USAGE NOTE: In North America, doctors and dentists have offices; in Great Britain, they have surgeries.; 'smb. 's services as a mediator')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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