Definitions for offence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. offense, offence, offensive(noun)

    the action of attacking an enemy

  2. offense, offence(noun)

    the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score

  3. umbrage, offense, offence(noun)

    a feeling of anger caused by being offended

    "he took offence at my question"

  4. discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity(noun)

    a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

  5. crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking(noun)

    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

    "a long record of crimes"


  1. Offence(n.)

    In any contest, the act or process of attacking as contrasted with the act of defending; the offensive; as, to go on the offense.

  2. Offence(n.)

    (Sports) 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.

  3. Origin: [F., fr. L. offensa. See Offend.]


  1. offence(Noun)

    The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury.

  2. offence(Noun)

    The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.

  3. offence(Noun)

    A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defence.

  4. offence(Noun)

    The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defence.

  5. Origin: From offensa

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2708

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4654

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offence' in Nouns Frequency: #763

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