US: /ɪɡˈzɛkjətɪv/
UK: /ɛɡzˈɛkjuːtˌɪv/

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Advanced English dictionary

noun, adjective
+ noun
1 [C] a person who has an important job as a manager of a company or an organization: advertising / business / sales executives + a chief / senior / top executive in a computer firm
2 [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of people who run a company or an organization: The union's executive has / have yet to reach a decision.
3 (the executive) [sing.+sing./pl. v.] the part of a government responsible for putting laws into effect
+ adjective [only before noun]
1 connected with managing a business or an organization, and with making plans and decisions: She has an executive position in a finance company. + executive decisions / duties / jobs / positions + the executive dining room
2 having the power to put important laws and decisions into effect: executive authority + an executive board / body / committee / officer + Executive power is held by the president.
3 expensive; for the use of sb who is important: an executive car + an executive suite (= in a hotel) + an executive lounge (= at an airport)

Thesaurus dictionary

1 chairman (of the board), director, managing director, chief executive, president, chief (executive officer), CEO, manager, head, leader, principal, administrator, official; supervisor, foreman, superintendent, overseer, boss, master, Colloq Mr Big, (chief or head) honcho, number one, kingpin, Slang top banana, big cheese, numero uno, top dog:
She is an executive in the local power company.
2 administration, management, directorship, directorate, government, leadership, supervision:
Five people form the executive of the society.
3 administrative, managerial, supervisory, official, governing, governmental, gubernatorial, regulatory:
He works in the executive department of the government.

Collocation dictionary

1 person with an important job in business


chief, senior, top
a top executive in a large corporation
| junior | key
contracts to prevent the loss of key executives
| busy | high-flying, high-powered | female, woman
The contract gives a female executive maternity leave rights.
| business, company, corporate, industry | advertising, legal, marketing, media, public relations, sales, television

2 group of people who run a company/organization


central, national | political | government, party, union
She is a member of the party's national executive.
| strong
Conservatives are by tradition believers in a strong executive.
| elected


Parliament's ability to control the executive


decide sth


member | meeting


a member of an executive

Concise English dictionary

+a person responsible for the administration of a business
+persons who administer the law
+someone who manages a government agency or department
+having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.