Official

Word OFFICIAL
Character 8
Hyphenation of fi cial
Pronunciations /əˈfɪʃəl/

Definitions and meanings of "Official"

What do we mean by official?

Of or relating to an office or a post of authority. adjective

Authorized by a proper authority; authoritative. adjective

Holding office or serving in a public capacity. adjective

Characteristic of or befitting a person of authority; formal. adjective

Authorized by or contained in the US Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. Used of drugs. adjective

One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency. noun

A referee or umpire. noun

In pharm., authorized by the pharmacopœia of some country or countries: as, an official drug; an official preparation. In this sense recent, displacing the broader term officinal.

Of or pertaining to office or the performance of the duties of an office: as, official duty; official cares or responsibility.

Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; hence, authorized: as, an official statement or report.

Performing duties or offices; rendering useful service; ministering.

One who is invested with an office of a public nature; one holding a civil appointment: as, a government official; a railway official. noun

In English ecclesiastical law, a person appointed as judge by a bishop, chapter, or archdeacon, to hear causes in the ecclesiastical courts. noun

One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant. noun

An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction. noun

Of or pertaining to an office or public trust. adjective

Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority. adjective

Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopœia; appointed to be used in medicine. Cf. Officinal. adjective

Discharging an office or function. adjective

Of or pertaining to an office or public trust. adjective

An office holder invested with powers and authorities.

A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.

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Official is a word which me and my friends have used for many years, we use in the context of which proucts or person etc is supperior and therefore the best. As a rule the first of a particular product is automatically official, however a product can overtake another with superior price or quality. If the person for example is annoying and you dislike him you may then to decide to use the term unofficial which is basically everything which is not official. Finally the last context is an act done by someone, which is pulled of perfectly and is generally good all round. If however they bail that is unofficial. There are other contexts obviously but far to many yo put here (e.g. place, name, colour etc) so use in whatever context you like, but make sure its an official context. Urban Dictionary

1. Official (n): A person with recognized administrative responsibilities in accordance with a specific event, idea, organization. Charged with the task of maintaining order and/or giving help. An authority figure. 2. Official (n): An authorized (noun), authorized by the company, person, government etc. with the rights to the (noun). In essence, something that is sanctioned, supported, or condoned by the owners. 3. Official (Adj): A tagline used incorrectly, frequently, and inanely in topic titles on message boards. Intended to gain the attention of other, also stupid board members, by flagging they're attention. The belief is that people will go to their topic if it is 'official' which in 99.9% of the time, is not actually official, just says it is. Blandly, it is an adjective used by board memebers to indicate the importance or special nature of their topics, regardless of the fact it is not, in fact, official at all. Urban Dictionary

Used to refer to any single or group of African-American (black) individuals. Urban Dictionary

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An oral sexual act. Often used for fellatio, but can be used to refer to other oral sex acts, like handjobs, anal stimulation, tonguing, ect... Urban Dictionary

Another term for gay or homosexual Urban Dictionary

When your friend says your official official but no official official it means that she dosen't know and is having fun with your confused expression. Urban Dictionary

To be officially official with said official action/task. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Official

The word "official" in example sentences

I think this has to do with the *official* position that a country takes vs. what individual people do and believe, often in violation of the official policies and laws. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Each year, The Good Life expo honors a particular individual with the title official ambassador. ❋ Unknown (2010)

During his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, President Barack Obama debuted what he described as his "official birth video" to his audience. ❋ The Huffington Post News Editors (2011)

Mr. Koch, who said he "loved" Cardinal O'Connor "as a brother," flew to Rome to attend the consistory ceremony that made the title official. ❋ Sophia Hollander (2012)

Quoting what it called an official source, the state news agency said "Syria already refuted what the U.S. administration claimed regarding the use of Iran or others to resolve internal issues, expressing surprise over the U.S. administration insistence to repeat these allegations." ❋ Nour Malas (2011)

He also made a film about 50 years of what he calls official contradictions and denials. ❋ Unknown (2007)

I want to start with what I call the official dogma. ❋ Unknown (2007)

See, for instance, my earlier posts on what I refer to as the official history of the short story, as opposed to stuff which people might might actually want to read for fun. ❋ Michael Allen (2005)

Many of the severely wounded soldiers returning from Iraq face the prospect of poverty and what they describe as official indifference and incompetence. ❋ Unknown (2004)

The sound if tame drawing and the mediocre painting of what they called official art revolted them as it revolted Whistler; but while he nearly suppressed representation they could see in art nothing but representation. ❋ Kenyon Cox (1887)

Citing what they called an official campaign of distortion intended to cover up the military's violence, human rights advocates argued that the growing uncertainty and insecurity were undermining the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. ❋ By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK (2011)

Citing what they called an official campaign of distortion intended to cover up military violence, human rights advocates argued that the growing uncertainty and insecurity were undermining the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. ❋ By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK (2011)

The Palace of Conventions has been the site of so very many events organized by the government that it is difficult to separate its name from the word "official." ❋ Yoani Sanchez (2011)

During his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, President Barack Obama debuted what he described as his "official birth video" to... ❋ The Huffington Post News Editors (2011)

YO lock at them aiiiirrr forces" yeah [them shits] official. [ight] dawg!!! im about to [cawp]/cop me a pair ❋ Big Emmanuel From NY (2004)

That [party] [might be] official ❋ Anonymous (2003)

Product: "heinz ketchup is official!", "this own brand ketchup is so unofficial". : "saterlite tv is official", "cable is unofficial" Person: "God dam, that lad is official", "Dean [Whitehead] is so good at football he is official". :"[Alan Shearer] is whack he is the most unofficial person i have ever set eyes on!" Act: "woah downed a pint in 5 seconds thats official" : "he tried to claim shotgun after i called it, thats unofficial!" Place: "Newcastle is official, [Newcastle United] are the most unofficial football team in the world!" : "Shefield is a shit hole its sooo unofficial." : "Sunderland AFC are the best team in the world they are official!" ❋ Steffan White (2005)

1. "What is the nature of this exhibit again Rob?" " I don't know, let's ask an official." 2. [Bob Dylan's] official website is the website promoted, run, and [authorized] by Bob Dylan and his record label. 3. "Hmm, how to get attention to my [cretinous], unsubstanciated topic....I know! :::::!!!!---THE OFFICIAL HALO 2 TOPIC-----!!!!!::::::: ❋ MBB (2005)

[The lounge] is [full of] officials. It's getting [kind of] official in here.. ❋ Senator O'Biden (2008)

[Rep]: I'll [Have to] get official on [your cock]! ❋ Meechan (2006)

"She [gives] [the best] official!" - "[I had] the hawtest official last night." ❋ Dillon (2005)

Man, that guy over there is definitely official. or Mary: Look at that guy with [the pink] shirt and the [limp wrist]. [Nancy]: Yeah, he has to be official. ❋ Manda82791 (2007)

Boy: So [are we] [official]? Girl: we're [official official] but not official official. You get what I mean? Boy: ... ❋ Thatbixtch011 (2020)

[Tom] was [finally] officially official with finishing his class [project] ❋ Beanster (2016)

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