off meaning

EN[ɒf] [ɔf] [ɑf] [-ɒf]
  • Off or OFF may refer to:
  • Off! (band), American hardcore punk band
  • OFF (Organisation for Fun), pseudonym for German DJ and singer Sven Väth
  • Off (album), by Ciwan Haco
  • OFF!, an insect repellent
  • Off side, one half of a cricket field
  • Open Font Format
  • OFF (file format), a file format for polygon meshes
  • Owner-Free File System, a P2P network which breaks up files into blocks
  • Oil-for-Food Programme, the United Nations arrangement with Iraq from 1995 to 2003
  • Our Favorite Family, a nickname for the eponymous family in the animated television series The Simpsons

    Definition of off in English Dictionary

  • NounPREoff-
    1. (rare) beginning; starting point.
      1. He has been very obviously an untrustworthy narrator right from the off.
  • VerbSGoffsPRoffingPT, PPoffed
    1. VT SLA To kill.
      1. He got in the way so I had him offed.
    2. VT (Singapore) To switch off.
      1. Can you off the light?
  • AdjectiveCOMmore offSUPmost off
    1. Inoperative, disabled.
      1. All the lights are off.
    2. Rancid, rotten.
      1. This milk is off!
    3. (cricket) In, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman.
      1. Less than normal, in temperament or in result.
        1. sales are off this quarter
      2. Circumstanced (as in well off, better off, poorly off).
        1. 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago?' With that pointed question, Ronald Reagan defined the 1980 presidential election as a 92 referendum on Jimmy Carter's economic policies
      3. Started on the way.
        1. off to see the wizard
        2. And they're off! Whatsmyname takes an early lead, with Remember The Mane behind by a nose.
      4. Far; off to the side.
        1. the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse
      5. Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from a post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent.
        1. He took an off day for fishing.  an off year in politics; the off season
    4. AdverbCOMmore offSUPmost off
      1. In a direction away from the speaker or object.
        1. No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or [ …] . And at last I began to realize in my harassed soul that all elusion was futile, and to take such holidays as I could get, when he was off with a girl, in a spirit of thankfulness.
      2. Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
        1. Please switch off the light when you leave.   die off
      3. So as to be removed or separated.
        1. He bit off more than he could chew.
        2. Some branches were sawn off.
    5. Preposition
      1. Used to indicate movement away from a position on.
        1. I took it off the table.; Come off the roof!
      2. COL Out of the possession of.
        1. He didn't buy it off him. He stole it off him.
      3. Away from or not on.
        1. He's off the computer, but he's still on the phone.; Keep off the grass.
      4. Disconnected or subtracted from.
        1. We've been off the grid for three days now.; He took 20% off the list price.
      5. Distant from.
        1. We're just off the main road.; The island is 23 miles off the cape.
      6. No longer wanting or taking.
        1. He's been off his feed since Tuesday.; He's off his meds again.
      7. Placed after a number (of products or parts, as if a unit), in commerce or engineering.
        1. Tantalum bar 6 off 3/8" Dia × 12" — Atom, Great Britain Atomic Energy Authority, 1972
        2. samples submitted … 12 off Thermistors type 1K3A531 … — BSI test report for shock and vibration testing, 2000
        3. I'd like to re-order those printer cartridges, let's say 5-off.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • ...which Action did not so much grieve the English, as trouble and vex the Picts and Scots, who were incessantly gauled and frequently beat off by these Danish Troops.
        • They downsized the division by offering attractive early-retirement packages and selling off an office building.
        • He slipped off his jacket and hung it in the wardrobe.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • When he reawoke he felt for a second as though he were part of a surrealistic picture. He was sitting alone in an aeroplane ready to take off.
        • I was doing a bit of yak shaving this morning, and it looks like it might have paid off.
        • Madame Defarge herself picked out the pattern on her sleeve with her toothpick, and saw and heard something inaudible and invisible a long way off.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Prepositions
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              Meaning of off for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "off" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum. It's also a preposition. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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