What does the word official mean?

Usage examples for official

  1. There was an open place where I took it the main entrance had used to be; what I'd call the official entrance. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  2. They waited for nearly two hours before they were able to reach the proper official. – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
  3. Months later he sent me a great parcel of correspondence as to whether this telegram, sent by the P. S. of the C.- in- C., could be regarded as an official telegram, its language, etc. – An Onlooker in France 1917-1919 by William Orpen