Definitions for offence

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  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.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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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