Meaning : Any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command.
An officer is responsible for the lives of his men.
Synonyms : military officer
Meaning : Someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust.
He is an officer of the court.
The club elected its officers for the coming year.
Synonyms : officeholder
Meaning : A person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel.
He is the officer in charge of the ship's engines.
Synonyms : ship's officer
Meaning : Direct or command as an officer.