Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » D » Deodar ... Dependable


Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does department mean? 

  The noun DEPARTMENT has 3 senses:

1. a specialized division of a large organization
2. the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
3. a specialized sphere of knowledge

  Familiarity information: DEPARTMENT used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1department [BACK TO TOP]


A specialized division of a large organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


department; section

Context examples:

you'll find it in the hardware department / she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury

Hypernyms ("department" is a kind of...):

division (an administrative unit in government or business)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "department"):

academic department (a division of a school that is responsible for a given subject)

business department (a division of a business firm)

personnel; personnel department; personnel office; staff office (the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for seting policies for personnel management)

government department (a department of government)

payroll; payroll department (the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee)

security; security department (a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers)

Sense 2department [BACK TO TOP]


The territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("department" is a kind of...):

administrative district; administrative division; territorial division (a district defined for administrative purposes)

Domain region:

France; French Republic (a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe)

Holonyms ("department" is a member of...):

country; land; state (the territory occupied by a nation)

Sense 3department [BACK TO TOP]


A specialized sphere of knowledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context examples:

baking is not my department / his work established a new department of literature

Hypernyms ("department" is a kind of...):

sector; sphere (a particular aspect of life or activity)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"You can't have it both ways." (English proverb)

"Weeps the field because of no seeds." (Albanian proverb)

"An excuse is sometime more ugly than a guilt" (Arabic proverb)

"Pulled too far, a rope ends up breaking." (Corsican proverb)

 DEPARTMENT: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1104 seconds