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Dictionary Definition

off adj
1 not in operation or operational; "the oven is off"; "the lights are off" [ant: on]
2 below a satisfactory level; "an off year for tennis"; "his performance was off"
3 (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; "the wedding is definitely off" [syn: cancelled] [ant: on]
4 in an unpalatable state; "sour milk" [syn: sour, turned]
5 not performing or scheduled for duties; "He's off every Tuesday"; "he was off duty when it happened"; "an off-duty policeman" [syn: off(p), off duty(p), off-duty(a)] adv
1 from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go forth and preach" [syn: away, forth]
2 at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off (or away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)"; "away back in the 18th century" [syn: away]
3 no longer on or in contact or attached; "clean off the dirt"; "he shaved off his mustache" [also: offer]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ɒf/, /Qf/
  • a US /ɔf/|/ɑf/, /Of/|/Af/
  • Rhymes: -ɒf

Adverb

off
  1. In a direction away from the speaker or object.
    He drove off in a cloud of smoke.
    The book fell off the table.
  2. Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
    Please switch off the light when you leave.
    die off

Usage notes

Synonyms

Antonyms

  1. inoperative, disabled
    All the lights are off.
  2. rotten
    This milk is off!
  3. in, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman

Antonyms

Translations

Preposition

off
  1. from
    I got it off the internet.
    This song is off their second album.

Verb

  1. to murder
    He got in the way so I had him offed.
  2. (Singapore) to switch off
    Can you off the light?

Extensive Definition

Off or OFF may refer to:

See also

off in German: Off
off in Italian: OFF

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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