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Off meaning

off - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. from a particular thing or place or position (` forth' is obsolete); " ran away from the lion"; " wanted to get away from there"; " sent the children away to boarding school"; " the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; " went off to school".
  2. 2. In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:
  3. 3. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.
  7. 7. Denoting opposition or negation.
  8. 8. Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.
  12. 12. Away; begone; - a command to depart.
  13. 13. Away; not on.
  14. 14. From; not on.

off - examples of usage

  1. " I'll go on where I left off," he said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Where was Katharine off to? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. No one will ever think to look for me way off here." - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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