Meaning of OFF in English

OFF

adj.

Function: adjective

Date: 1666

1 a : SEAWARD b : RIGHT c : more removed or distant <the off side of the building>

2 a : started on the way < off on a spree> b : not taking place or staying in effect : CANCELED <the deal was off > c : not operating d : not placed so as to permit operation

3 a : not corresponding to fact : INCORRECT < off in his reckoning> b : POOR , SUBNORMAL c : not entirely sane : ECCENTRIC d : REMOTE , SLIGHT <an off chance>

4 a : spent off duty <reading on his off days> b : marked by a periodic decline in activity or business <traveled in the off season for lower prices>

5 a : OFF-COLOR b : INFERIOR < off grade of oil> also : affected with putrefaction c : DOWN <stocks were off >

6 : CIRCUMSTANCED <worse off >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.