Off side

Off side
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Off side — 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}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • off|side — or off side «AWF SYD, OF », adjective, adverb, noun. –adj., adv. not on the side permitted by the rules; illegally in advance of the ball, puck, or other playing piece. –n. a play in football or other sport, that is offside …   Useful english dictionary

  • Off side — er i fodbold et udtryk for at være ude af spil …   Danske encyklopædi

  • off side — adverb (or adjective) 1. : illegally in advance of the ball or puck: as a. : beyond or across the line of scrimmage in football before the ball is snapped b. : in the opponent s territory in field hockey or soccer in advance of a teammate having… …   Useful english dictionary

  • off side — /ˈɒf saɪd/ (say of suyd) noun Cricket that half of the field towards which the feet of the person batting point as he or she stands ready to receive the bowling (opposed to leg side). Also, off …   Australian English dictionary

  • off side — noun the side of the pitch away from the batsmans legs as he takes his stance at the wicket; the right side for a right handed batsman Ant: leg side …   Wiktionary

  • off·side — /ˈɑːfˈsaıd/ adj 1 sports : in a position in a game (such as football or hockey) on the opponent s part of the field where you are not allowed to be : not onside The play was stopped because the center was offside. 2 Brit : on the right side :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • off side — ingl. Falta que en algunos deportes comete un jugador delantero que se sitúa frente al arquero y a las defensas …   Diccionario Lunfardo

  • off side — DEPORTES Fuera de juego, en el fútbol. SINÓNIMO orsai …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • off side — Mawdesley Glossary a bit offside, slightly unwell …   English dialects glossary

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