- 3 [attributive] located on the side of a vehicle that is normally furthest from the kerb; offside. Compare with near (sense 4 of the adjective).
- 1 (also off side) Cricket the half of the field (as divided lengthways through the pitch) towards which the batsman’s feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball. The opposite of leg.
- see limit.
Old English, originally a variant of of (which combined the senses of 'of' and 'off')
Off of is often used in place of the preposition off in contexts such as she picked it up off of the floor (compared with she picked it up off the floor). Although off of is recorded from the 16th century (it was used by Shakespeare) and is logically parallel to the standard out of, it is regarded as incorrect in standard modern English.