from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of offense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury.
- n. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
- n. A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defence.
- n. The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See offense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See offense, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
- n. a feeling of anger caused by being offended
- n. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
- n. the action of attacking an enemy
- n. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
From Latin offensa ("a striking against; displeasure; injury") (Wiktionary)