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Definition of OFF

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Off \Off\ ([o^]f; 115), interj.
     Away; begone; -- a command to depart.
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Off \Off\, prep.
     Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     {Off hand}. See {Offhand}.

     {Off side}
     (Football), out of play; -- said when a player has got in front of the ball in a scrimmage, or when the ball has been last touched by one of his own side behind him.

     {To be off color},
     (a) to be of a wrong color.
     (b) to be mildly obscene.

     {To be off one's food} or {To be off one's feed}, (Colloq.) to have no appetite; to be eating less than usual. [1913 Webster]

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Off \Off\ ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R. of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See {Of}.] In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: [1913 Webster]

     1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off. [1913 Webster]

     2. Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like. [1913 Webster]

     3. Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off. [1913 Webster]

     4. Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off. [1913 Webster]

     5. Denoting opposition or negation. [Obs.]
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              The questions no way touch upon puritanism, either off or on.                            --Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster]

     {From off}, off from; off. "A live coal . . . taken with the tongs from off the altar." --Is. vi. 6.

     {Off and on}.
        (a) Not constantly; not regularly; now and then; occasionally. (b) (Naut.) On different tacks, now toward, and now away from, the land.

     {To be off}.
        (a) To depart; to escape; as, he was off without a moment's warning. (b) To be abandoned, as an agreement or purpose; as, the bet was declared to be off. [Colloq.]

     {To come off}, {To cut off}, {To fall off}, {To go off}, etc. See under {Come}, {Cut}, {Fall}, {Go}, etc.

     {To get off}.
        (a) To utter; to discharge; as, to get off a joke. (b) To go away; to escape; as, to get off easily from a trial. [Colloq.]

     {To take off} {To do a take-off on}, {To take off}, to mimic, lampoon, or impersonate.

     {To tell off}
        (a) (Mil.), to divide and practice a regiment or company in the several formations, preparatory to marching to the general parade for field exercises. --Farrow. (b) to rebuke (a person) for an improper action; to scold; to reprimand.

     {To be well off}, to be in good condition.

     {To be ill off}, {To be badly off}, to be in poor condition. [1913 Webster]

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Off \Off\, a.
     1. On the farther side; most distant; on the side of an animal or a team farthest from the driver when he is on foot; in the United States, the right side; as, the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the {nigh} or {near} horse or ox; the off leg. [1913 Webster]

     2. Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from his post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent; as, he took an off day for fishing: an off year in politics. "In the off season." --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     3. Designating a time when one's performance is below normal; as, he had an off day. [PJC]

     {Off side}.
        (a) The right hand side in driving; the farther side. See {Gee}. (b) (Cricket) See {Off}, n. [1913 Webster]

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Off \Off\, n. (Cricket)
     The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper. [1913 Webster]

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332 Moby Thesaurus words for "off":
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