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.

    Etymology: From offensa

  2. offense(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From offensa

  3. offense(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From offensa

  4. offense(Noun)

    (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'.

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?

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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. Dan Gainor:

    Billy Bush should n’t be fired. Billy Bush, as a reporter, sometimes plays to the interviewee and made a bad call in going too far with what everyone is calling ‘ locker room talk,' Davis said. Billy Bush’s going to get a rough break here. There’s no excuse for the aggressive rape talk. billy Bush offense isn't what Billy Bush observed Trump saying. Billy Bush offense's that Billy Bush didn't throw Donald Trump under the bus once Billy Bush decided to run. Billy Bush offense's what the media wanted Billy Bush to do, Gainor said. Since Billy Bush didn't, Billy Bush time there is over. I'm sure network execs could go through thousands of hours of tape and destroy tons of other celebrity careers for the awful things they say and do. Only they won't. Because they only want to get Donald Trump because Donald Trump's running as a Republican. Billy Bush is collateral damage.

  2. Chris Paul:

    It's just two very offensively powered teams, we are usually right up there at the top in the league in offense and they are usually right up there, too. Tonight both teams just made shots and it came down to whoever made the most stops.

  3. Daniel Murphy:

    Once they go up one, with the way he's throwing the ball over there, you like to think you're going to get one, but for Lucas to have that at-bat right there, bang one and get it back real fast for is, it kind of let us (relax) as an offense.

  4. Patrice Bergeron:

    We spent less time in our zone, when we do that we have more energy on offense.

  5. Kevin Gilliland:

    In order for our hearts to heal, forgiveness is essential. Realize that forgiveness is for us, not them. It is unfortunate that someone caused us harm but holding on to the negative feelings towards that person is only hurting ourselves. Forgiveness takes practice and is not always a one-time decision, we may need to forgive some offenses every day, until we start remembering the offense less and less.

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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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