Pronunciation: ǒf; 115
adv.1.In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:
1.Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.
2.Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like.
3.Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off.
4.Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.
5.Denoting opposition or negation.
The questions no way touch upon puritanism, either off or on.
- Bp. Sanderson.
From off
off from; off.
Off and on
a - Not constantly; not regularly; now and then; occasionally.
- Is. vi. 6.
b - (Naut.) On different tacks, now toward, and now away from, the land.
To be off
a - To depart; to escape; as, he was off without a moment's warning.
b - To be abandoned, as an agreement or purpose; as, the bet was declared to be off.
To come off
etc. See under Come, Cut, Fall, Go, etc.
To get off
a - To utter; to discharge; as, to get off a joke.
b - To go away; to escape; as, to get off easily from a trial.
To take off
to mimic, lampoon, or impersonate.
To tell off
a - (Mil.) to divide and practice a regiment or company in the several formations, preparatory to marching to the general parade for field exercises.
b - to rebuke (a person) for an improper action; to scold; to reprimand.
- Farrow.
To be well off
to be in good condition.
To be ill off
to be in poor condition.
interj.1.Away; begone; - a command to depart.
prep.1.Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.
Off hand
See Offhand.
Off side
(Football) 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.
To be off color
a - to be of a wrong color.
b - to be mildly obscene.
To be off one's food
to have no appetite; to be eating less than usual.
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.
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.
3.Designating a time when one's performance is below normal; as, he had an off day.
Off side
a - The right hand side in driving; the farther side.
b - (Cricket) See Off, n.
n.1.(Cricket) The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.
Adj.1.off - not in operation or operational; "the oven is off"; "the lights are off"
on - in operation or operational; "left the oven on"; "the switch is in the on position"
2.off - below a satisfactory level; "an off year for tennis"; "his performance was off"
3.off - (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; "the wedding is definitely off"
Synonyms: cancelled
on - (of events) planned or scheduled; "the picnic is on, rain or shine"; "we have nothing on for Friday night"
4.off - in an unpalatable state; "sour milk"
Synonyms: turned, sour
5.off - not performing or scheduled for duties; "He's off every Tuesday"; "he was off duty when it happened"; "an off-duty policeman"
Synonyms: off duty, off-duty
Adv.1.off - from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go forth and preach"
Synonyms: away, forth
2.off - at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off (or away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)"; "away back in the 18th century"
Synonyms: away
3.off - no longer on or in contact or attached; "clean off the dirt"; "he shaved off his mustache"
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Translate Off to Spanish, Translate Off to German, Translate Off to French
of our own
Of passage
Of sale
of sound mind
Of that ilk
of the essence
of their own
of unsound mind
Of use
of value
Of yore
of your own
ofactory impairment
-- Off --
off and on
off duty
off guard
Off hand
off her guard
off his guard
off one's guard
Off one's hands
Off side
Off stump
off the beaten track
off the books
off the cuff
off the hook
Off the hooks
off the record
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