What does offense mean?

Definitions for offense
əˈfɛns or, for 9 , ˈɔ fɛns, ˈɒf ɛnsof·fense

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word offense.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activitynoun

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

  2. umbrage, offense, offencenoun

    a feeling of anger caused by being offended

    "he took offence at my question"

  3. crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breakingnoun

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

    "a long record of crimes"

  4. offense, offencenoun

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

  5. offense, offence, offensivenoun

    the action of attacking an enemy

Wiktionary

  1. offensenoun

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

    Etymology: From offensa

  2. offensenoun

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

    Etymology: From offensa

  3. offensenoun

    (often /u02C8u0252 fu025Bns/) A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defense.

    Etymology: From offensa

  4. offensenoun

    (often /u02C8u0252 fu025Bns/) The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defense.

    Etymology: From offensa

Freebase

  1. Offense

    In sports, offense or offence, also known as attack, is the action of attacking or engaging an opposing team with the objective of scoring points or goals. The term may also refer to the tactics involved in offense, or a sub-team whose primary responsibility is offense. Generally, goals are scored by teams' offenses, but in sports such as American Football it is common to see defenses and special teams score as well. The fielding side in Cricket is also generally known as the bowling attack despite the batting side being the side that scores runs. In Britain and elsewhere, the term offence is almost always taken to mean an infraction of the rules, a penalty or foul, and attack is more likely to be used where Americans would use 'offense'.

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offense in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of offense in a Sentence

  1. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    I think what the president is saying is that he’d like to move to a more merit-based (system) that is based on the individual, i take a little bit of offense to the comments that the president is racist.

  2. Israel Katz:

    We have means of offense and defense, but this would spare us the need to earmark enormous resources on a permanent basis and for the long-term in the face of such threats.

  3. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott:

    If it causes offense that I say that 'all lives matter' -- black lives, white lives, police officers, jurists, all of us, even politicians, all of our lives matter -- if that is somehow offensive to someone, that's their issue, not mine.

  4. Justin Verlander:

    Its a f---ing joke, if any other $40 billion company bought out a $400 million company and the product changed dramatically, its not a guess as to what happened. We all know what happened. Manfred, the first time he came in, whatd he say? He said we wants more offense. All of a sudden he comes in, the balls are juiced? Its not coincidence. Were not idiots.

  5. William Barr:

    After carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in Robert Mueller actual report... the deputy attorney general and I concluded that the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction of justice offense.

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Translations for offense

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  • جريمةArabic
  • útokCzech
  • θυμός, επίθεση, προσβολή, αδίκημαGreek
  • hyökkääjät, loukkaus, hyökkäys, loukkaantuminen, hyökkäyspääFinnish
  • attaque, offensive, attaquantsFrench
  • अपमानHindi
  • bűncselekményHungarian
  • հարձակում, օրինազանցություն, վիրավորանք, հանցանք, վիրավորվածությունArmenian
  • ataquePortuguese
  • atacant, ofensivă, act sancționabil, ofensăRomanian
  • проступок, нападение, оскорбление, преступление, обида, правонарушениеRussian

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