Meaning of OFF in English

OFF

I. adverb see: of Date: before 12th century 1. a. from a place or position , at a distance in space or time , from a course ; aside , into an unconscious state , 2. so as to be separated from support , so as to be divided , 3. to a state of discontinuance or suspension , b. — used as an intensifier in absence from or suspension of regular work or service , ~stage , II. preposition Date: before 12th century 1. a. — used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union to seaward of , from the possession or charge of , 3. — used as a function word to indicate the object of an action 4. a. — used as a function word to indicate the suspension of an occupation or activity below the usual standard or level of , III. adjective Date: 1666 1. seaward , right , more removed or distant , 2. started on the way , not taking place or staying in effect ; canceled , not operating, not placed so as to permit operation, 3. not corresponding to fact ; incorrect , poor , subnormal , not entirely sane ; eccentric , remote , slight , 4. spent ~ duty , marked by a periodic decline in activity or business , 5. ~-color , inferior , down , circumstanced , IV. verb Date: 1717 intransitive verb to go away ; depart , transitive verb kill , murder , V. abbreviation ~ice; ~icer; ~icial

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