Webster 1913 Edition
One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical;“I am an officer of state.”
as, a church
officer; a police
officer; a staff
(U. S. Mil.)
Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer or an enlisted man.
Officer of the day
the officer who, on a given day, has charge for that day of the guard, prisoners, and police of the post or camp; abbreviated–
O. O. D.
Officer of the deck, or
Officer of the watch
the officer temporarily in charge on the deck of a vessel, esp. a war vessel.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.
To command as an officer;
as, veterans from old regiments.
Webster 1828 Edition
Count Pulaski raised a legionary corps, which he officered principally with foreigners.