from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Sports Illegally ahead of the ball or puck in the attacking zone.
- adv. Football Illegally beyond the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped or ahead of the ball when the ball is kicked on a kickoff.
- n. Sports An offside motion or play.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In an illegal position ahead of the ball
- adj. To the side of the road, past the curb and sidewalk, e.g. an offside diner (restaurant.)
- adj. Unfavourably located, from the point of view of the player taking a finesse.
- n. An offside play
- n. the right side of a road vehicle when facing in the same direction as the vehicle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Off, n.
- adj. Illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck; -- in sports such as football or hockey.
- prep. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On the wrong side; specifically, in foot-ball and hockey, between the ball and the opponents' goal during the play. A player off-side is prohibited from touching the ball or an opponent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. illegally in advance of the ball or puck
- adj. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck
- n. (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
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Learning his lesson, when Gerrard puts through another ball to him, he simply doesn't bother to chase it, so far offside is he.
But the corner ends in a free kick for Houston.62 mins: That was good defending by Boswell, who stayed on his feet to slow up Keane.63 mins: There's still plenty of chatter about that offside decision: James Tyler tweets: @Busfield Thinking Keane was called offside incorrectly bc the linesman couldn't tell when the ball was played.
RSL had a goal disallowed in the 21st minute after Alvaro Saborio was called offside on his goal.
But the goal was called offside, just as Maurice Edu's late goal was disallowed against Slovenia last week, a score that would have given the Americans a victory.
As for the anachronism known as offside, experts in physiology say the human eye frequently cannot call offside accurately (try simultaneously tracking the ball and two or more sprinting players separated by 20 to 30 meters).
Flood's clever kick turned the defence and, though Ashton was lucky not to be called offside in hacking it on, it was his presence of mind that set up the next phase for the replacement hooker, Dylan Hartley, who ran on to a pass from good charging distance for the try.
Defensive tackle Matt Conrath was called offside for lining up in the neutral zone, a five-yard penalty that afforded Duke a first down.
What would happen if a ref called offside but was reversed on review?
When you come to a place like this you do need the officials to do their jobs and the first goal was a yard offside, which is a big disappointment.
Meyong was presented with a chance in the final minute of injury time but he volleyed over before being correctly called offside.
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