offense offense  /ə ˈfɛns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
  2. (n) the action of attacking an enemy
  3. (n) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
  4. (n) a feeling of anger caused by being offended
  5. (n) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

Usage(s):

  1. They would have to be found guilty of the first offense under the new law initially and serve the mandatory 25 years.
  2. Obama, in his remarks to the group earlier: Goes on the offense taking toughest jabs at Clinton, referencing her weekend campaign stop at an Indiana bar and demoted strategist Penn.
  3. Jacoby's offense was no offense or an error so nugatory as to demand no more than a one-sentence explanation.

News

  1. Bill Callahan 'excited' to control Cowboys offense

    The last time Bill Callahan was in charge of calling the plays for an NFL offense, it was with the Oakland Raiders in 2003 as head coach. In 2013, he'll make his return to the role as offense coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys , and it's an opportunity that he told Rowan Kavner of DallasCowboys.com that he's looking forward to.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Blackhawks Offense Sputters 6/17/13

    The Blackhawks offense hit a playoff low Monday night in a 2-0 loss in Boston.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WTVO - WQRF Rockford

  3. Shane Vereen: Patriots' offense 'slipped up' last season

    The New England Patriots had the league's most explosive offense in 2012, but running back Shane Vereen says the team has found motivation from how the offense ended the last season.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NFL.com

Quotes

  1. Lacking any "scientific or other evidence independent of the victim's testimony" to corroborate that aspect of the case, Nifong wrote, "the State is unable to meet its burden of proof with respect to this offense."
    on Dec 22, 2006 By: Mike Nifong Source: Forbes

  2. Macpherson said that she regretted "any distress or offense that her banter with an interviewer might have caused".
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Elle Macpherson Source: Ecorazzi

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