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Definitions of off

  1. Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Not on; away from; as, take the bowl off the shelf; not in condition; distant from; as, a mile off shore. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Not on. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Extending away or out from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Not on; distant from. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Not on;, int. Away; begone; among seamen, abreast of or near; be off, away; depart; from off, denoting removal; ill off or badly off, having fared ill; in a state of poverty; off and on, at one time anxious, at another careless, about anything; off-hand, without preparation or hesitation; without respect; of late, recently; of old, formerly; in time long past; to be off, to depart; to recede from an intended contract or design; to come off, to escape; to fare in the event; to happen, as the race came off; to get off, to alight; to come down; to make escape; to go off, to depart; to desert; to take fire and be discharged, as a gun; to take off, to take away; to mimic; well off, having fared well; in good circumstances. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Away; begone; - a command to depart. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Begone! away! - off color, unsatisfactory; inferior. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Begone; depart. Off hand, without study or preparation. Off and on, at one time applying and engaged, then absent or remiss. To be off, to depart or to recede from an agreement or design. To come off, to escape. To go off, to depart. To take off, to mimic with ridicule. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. no longer on or in contact or attached; "clean off the dirt"; "he shaved off his mustache" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Denoting opposition or negation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Away. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Away; as, take off your hat; he stood afar off. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. From: away from: on the opposite side of a question: not on. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Entirely to an end; utterly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Away; not toward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. From; away; not towards; denoting the action of removing or separating, as to cut off. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. not in operation or operational; "the oven is off"; "the lights are off" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. below a satisfactory level; "an off year for tennis"; "his performance was off" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. not performing or scheduled for duties; "He's off every Tuesday"; "he was off duty when it happened"; "an off-duty policeman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Most distant; on the opposite or farther side; as, the off horse of a team; away; as, I must be off. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Most distant: on the opposite or further side. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Away! depart!. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Away; not on. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. From; not on. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. Farther; aside from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Denoting distance; in driving, applied to the right-hand side. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for off

  1. Be off with you, Mr. Donnegan! – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  2. I'll be after him, and get him off in no time." – Conscience by Eliza Lee Follen
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