Definitions of offence

  1. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a crime less serious than a felony Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the action of attacking the enemy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the action of attacking an enemy Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. See Offense. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Sin; wrong; crime; misdemeanor; that which injures, affronts, or angers; assault or attack. Also, offense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Offenseless, offenceless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Any cause of anger of displeasure: an injury: a crime: a sin: affront: assault. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Injury; affront; sin; anger. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Displeasure; cause of stumbling; a transgression; an injury; attack. See Offend. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Displeasure given or received; affront; injury; cause of sin; a sin; a fault; a crime. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. An injury or wrong done to one ( 1 Samuel 25:31 ; Romans 5:15 ). biblestudytools.com
  18. A stumbling-block or cause of temptation ( Isaiah 8:14 ; Matthew 16:23 ; 18:7 ). Greek skandalon, properly that at which one stumbles or takes offence. The "offence of the cross" ( Galatians 5:11 ) is the offence the Jews took at the teaching that salvation was by the crucified One, and by him alone. Salvation by the cross was a stumbling-block to their national pride. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical TextbookBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Offence". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  19. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure; as, to cause offense. dictgcide_fs
  20. In any contest, the act or process of attacking as contrasted with the act of defending; the offensive; as, to go on the offense. dictgcide_fs
  21. The members of a team who have the primary responsibility to score goals, in contrast to those who have the responsibility to defend, i.e. to prevent the opposing team from scoring goal. dictgcide_fs
  22. Stumbling-block, occasion of unbelief &c., (now rare); attacking, aggressive action, taking the offensive, (the most effective defence is o.); wounding of the feelings, wounded feeling, annoyance, umbrage, (no o. was meant; too quick to take o.; give o. to; cannot be done without o.); transgression, misdemeanour, illegal act, (esp. commit an o. against). Hence offenceless a. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. Act of offending, displeasing, or hurting ;— transgression; crime ; sin ;— injury ; wrong ;— cause of displeasure ; scandal ; stumblingblock ;- displeasure conceived or felt ; resentment ; anger ;- assault ; attack. Cabinet Dictionary

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