Definitions for

Overview of noun offense

The noun offense has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity

(a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others)

2. (1) umbrage, offense, offence

(a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question")

3. (1) crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking

((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes")

4. offense, offence

(the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score)

5. offense, offence, offensive

(the action of attacking an enemy) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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