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 — 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 scrimmage …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Off hand — 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

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