Meaning of offense
Pronunciation: (u-fens' or, for 7–9, ô'fens, of'ens), [key]
- a violation or breaking of a social or moral rule; transgression; sin.
- a transgression of the law; misdemeanor.
- a cause of transgression or wrong.
- something that offends or displeases.
- the act of offending or displeasing.
- the feeling of resentful displeasure caused: to give offense.
- the act of attacking; attack or assault: weapons of offense.
- a person, army, etc., that is attacking.
- single-wing offense; fast-break offense.
- the players or team unit responsible for attacking or scoring in a game.
- the players possessing or controlling the ball, puck, etc., or the aspects or period of a game when this obtains.
- a pattern or style of scoring attack:single-wing offense; fast-break offense.
- offensive effectiveness; ability to score:a total breakdown in offense.
- injury, harm, or hurt.
- offense (Thesaurus)