Meaning of OFF in English


adv denoting opposition or negation.

2. off ·interj away; begone;

— a command to depart.

3. off ·adv in a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:.

4. off ·adv denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.

5. off ·noun the side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.

6. off ·adv denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.

7. off ·prep not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.

8. off ·adv 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.

9. off ·adv 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.

10. off ·adj 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.

11. off ·adj 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.

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