Off side

Off Off, a. 1. On the farther side; most distant; on the side of an animal or a team farthest from the driver when he is on foot; in the United States, the right side; as, the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the {nigh} or {near} horse or ox; the off leg. [1913 Webster]

2. Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from his post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent; as, he took an off day for fishing: an off year in politics. ``In the off season.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

3. Designating a time when one's performance is below normal; as, he had an off day. [PJC]

{Off side}. (a) The right hand side in driving; the farther side. See {Gee}. (b) (Cricket) See {Off}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Off side — Off Off, prep. Not on; away from; as, to be off one s legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore. Addison. [1913 Webster] {Off hand}. See {Offhand}. {Off side} (Football), out of play; said when a player has got in front of the ball in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Off-Side — (Weaving Term) The off side of the shuttle box is that side where the shuttle enters eye first into the box …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • off|side — or off side «AWF SYD, OF », adjective, adverb, noun. –adj., adv. not on the side permitted by the rules; illegally in advance of the ball, puck, or other playing piece. –n. a play in football or other sport, that is offside …   Useful english dictionary

  • Off side — er i fodbold et udtryk for at være ude af spil …   Danske encyklopædi

  • off side — adverb (or adjective) 1. : illegally in advance of the ball or puck: as a. : beyond or across the line of scrimmage in football before the ball is snapped b. : in the opponent s territory in field hockey or soccer in advance of a teammate having… …   Useful english dictionary

  • off side — /ˈɒf saɪd/ (say of suyd) noun Cricket that half of the field towards which the feet of the person batting point as he or she stands ready to receive the bowling (opposed to leg side). Also, off …   Australian English dictionary

  • off side — noun the side of the pitch away from the batsmans legs as he takes his stance at the wicket; the right side for a right handed batsman Ant: leg side …   Wiktionary

  • off·side — /ˈɑːfˈsaıd/ adj 1 sports : in a position in a game (such as football or hockey) on the opponent s part of the field where you are not allowed to be : not onside The play was stopped because the center was offside. 2 Brit : on the right side :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • off side — ingl. Falta que en algunos deportes comete un jugador delantero que se sitúa frente al arquero y a las defensas …   Diccionario Lunfardo

  • off side — DEPORTES Fuera de juego, en el fútbol. SINÓNIMO orsai …   Enciclopedia Universal

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