from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Sports Illegally ahead of the ball or puck in the attacking zone.
- adv. Football Illegally beyond the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped or ahead of the ball when the ball is kicked on a kickoff.
- n. Sports An offside motion or play.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In an illegal position ahead of the ball
- adj. To the side of the road, past the curb and sidewalk, e.g. an offside diner (restaurant.)
- adj. Unfavourably located, from the point of view of the player taking a finesse.
- n. An offside play
- n. the right side of a road vehicle when facing in the same direction as the vehicle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. out of play; -- said when a player has got in front of the ball in a scrimmage, or when the ball has been last touched by one of his own side behind him.
- adj. See Off, n.
- adj. Illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck; -- in sports such as football or hockey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On the wrong side; specifically, in foot-ball and hockey, between the ball and the opponents' goal during the play. A player off-side is prohibited from touching the ball or an opponent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. illegally in advance of the ball or puck
- adj. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck
- n. (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
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