Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of offense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury.
  • n. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
  • n. A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defence.
  • n. The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See offense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See offense, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
  • n. a feeling of anger caused by being offended
  • n. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
  • n. the action of attacking an enemy
  • n. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

Etymologies

From Latin offensa ("a striking against; displeasure; injury") (Wiktionary)

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