Definition Of offense


a breach of a law or rule; an illegal act.

neither offense violates any federal law

annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceived insult to or disregard for oneself or one's standards or principles.

he went out, making it clear he'd taken offense

the action of attacking.

reductions in strategic offense arsenals

Example Of offense

  • A first down is achieved when the offense has moved the ball ten yards from its previous spot.

  • Against the Colts in the divisional round, they relied heavily on a ball-control offense and kept the ball for more than 37 minutes.

  • Another 1995 law made the laundering of money from drug trafficking a serious criminal offense .

  • As a middle-aged freedom fighter, I've always taken offense at this notion.

  • As the offense team monitored the threat rings we were flying through, the copilot saw a missile at our 4 o'clock.

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