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 activity(noun)

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

  2. umbrage, offense, offence(noun)

    a feeling of anger caused by being offended

    "he took offence at my question"

  3. 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"

  4. offense, offence(noun)

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

  5. offense, offence, offensive(noun)

    the action of attacking an enemy

Wiktionary

  1. offense(Noun)

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

  2. offense(Noun)

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

  3. offense(Noun)

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

  4. offense(Noun)

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

  5. Origin: 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'.

How to pronounce offense?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say offense in sign language?

  1. offense

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. Luke Bryan:

    I take a little offense.

  2. John Kline:

    Move onto offense next year.

  3. Cicero:

    Let the punishment match the offense.

  4. Top Clinton strategist Joel Benenson:

    We’re playing offense in every state.

  5. Michael C. Graham:

    Offense is in the mind of the offended.

Images & Illustrations of 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
  • հարձակում, օրինազանցություն, վիրավորանք, հանցանք, վիրավորվածությունArmenian
  • ataquePortuguese
  • atacant, ofensivă, act sancționabil, ofensăRomanian
  • проступок, нападение, оскорбление, преступление, обида, правонарушениеRussian

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