Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To strike against; to attack; to assail.
Sir P. Sidney.
To displease; to make angry; to affront.
offendedis harder to be won than a strong city.
Prov. xviii. 19.
To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy;
as, strong light
offendsthe eye; to
To transgress; to violate; to sin against.
Marry, sir, he hath
To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.
Who hath you misboden or
If thy right eye
offendthee, pluck it out . . . And if thy right hand
offendthee, cut it off.
Matt. v. 29, 3O.
Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall
Ps. cxix. 165.
To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime; to stumble; to sin.
Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet
offendin one point, he is guilty of all.
James ii. 10.
If it be a sin to covet honor,
I am the most
I am the most
To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.
offend, either to detain or give it.
To offend against,
to do an injury or wrong to; to commit an offense against.“We have offended against the Lord already.”
2 Chron. xxviii. 13.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To attack; to assail. [Not used.]
2.To displease; to make angry; to affront. It expresses rather less than make angry, and without any modifying word, it is nearly synonymous with displease. We are offended by rudeness, incivility and harsh language. Children offend their parents by disobedience, and parents offend their children by unreasonable austerity or restraint.
The emperor was grievously offended with them who had kept such negligent watch.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city. Prov. 18.
3.To shock; to wound; as, to offend the conscience.
4.To pain; to annoy; to injure; as, a strong light offends weak eyes.
5.To transgress; to violate; as, to offend the laws. But we generally use the intransitive verb in this sense, with against; to offend against the law.
6.To disturb, annoy, or cause to fall or stumble.
Great peace have they that love thy law, and nothing shall offend them. Ps. 119.
7.To draw to evil, or hinder in obedience; to cause to sin or neglect duty.
If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out - if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off. Matt. 5.
1.To transgress the moral or divine law; to sin; to commit a crime.
Whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, is guilty of all. James 2.
In many things we offend all. James 3.
2.To cause dislike or anger.
I shall offend, either to detain or to give it.
But this phrase is really elliptical, some person being understood.
3.To be scandalized; to be stumbled.
If meat make my brother to offend - 1Cor. 8.
1.To offend against, to act injuriously or unjustly.
Nor yet against Caesar have I offended any thing at all. Acts 25.
2.To transgress; to violate; as, to offend against the laws of society, the laws of God, or the rules of civility or propriety.
We have offended against the Lord already. 2Chron. 28.