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Definition of offense
1a breach of a law or rule; an illegal act:neither offense violates any federal law a thing that constitutes a violation of what is judged to be right or natural:the outcome is an offense to basic justice 2annoyance 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 I didn’t intend to give offense 3
/ˈôfens, ˈäf-/ the action of attacking: [as modifier]:reductions in strategic offense arsenals
North American (in sports) the team or players who are attempting to score or advance the ball. (in sports) the condition of possessing the ball or being on the team attempting to score.