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Definition of Off

Off

  1. In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:
  2. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.
  3. Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like.
  4. Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off.
  5. Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.
  6. Denoting opposition or negation.
  7. Away; begone; -- a command to depart.
  8. Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.
  9. On the farther side; most distant; on the side of an animal or a team farthest from the driver when he is on foot; in the United States, the right side; as, the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse or ox; the off leg.
  10. Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from his post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent; as, he took an off day for fishing: an off year in politics.
  11. The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.

Off Quotations

Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, 'It's going to be a good day!'.
Lindsay Lohan

I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people.
Louie Anderson

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Earl Nightingale

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. - James A. Baldwin
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin
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Off Translations

off in German is ausgeschaltet, von, weg, fort
off in Italian is da, distante, dalla, perso, strada
off in Norwegian is av
off in Spanish is apagado, apartado, camino
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