- (British standard spelling) offence
offense (plural offenses) (US)
- The act of offending:
- a crime or sin
2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion:
- The popular late Middle Ages fictional character Robin Hood, dressed in green to symbolize the forest, dodged fines for forest offenses and stole from the rich to give to the poor. But his appeal was painfully real and embodied the struggle over wood.
- an affront, insult or injury.
- I have given my opinion against the authority of two great men, but I hope without offence to their memories.
- The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
- (team sports) (often /ˈɒ fɛns/) A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defense.
- (team sports) (often /ˈɒ fɛns/) The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defense.
- See also Wikisaurus:offense
act of offending against the law
act of offending against manners
strategy and tactics employed when in position to score
portion of a team dedicated to scoring
- first-person singular present indicative of offenser
- third-person singular present indicative of offenser
- first-person singular present subjunctive of offenser
- third-person singular present subjunctive of offenser
- second-person singular imperative of offenser
- vocative masculine singular of offensus