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offence a spelling of offense used in Canada and Britain. See offense for more information.
offend to anger, annoy, or provoke resentment in. [5 definitions]
offender one that offends; especially one who has broken a law.
offense a violation of a law, rule, or standard of conduct; crime, sin, or breach of good conduct. [6 definitions]
offenseless combined form of offense.
offensive unpleasant; disagreeable; repugnant. [6 definitions]
offer to present for acceptance or refusal. [14 definitions]
offering the act or process of making an offer. [4 definitions]
offertory (sometimes cap.) the prayers, songs, and other elements of the Christian service of Holy Communion.
off guard unprepared.
offhand without advance planning or thought; casually. [3 definitions]
office a place where business or professional transactions are conducted. [7 definitions]
office boy a boy or young man employed to run errands and do other odd jobs for an office.
office building a building that contains only, or primarily, business offices.
officeholder one who holds a position in government.
office hours the hours that an office is regularly open for business.
officer a person holding a position of trust and responsibility in a business organization or government agency. [3 definitions]
officer of the day a military officer assigned, on a given day, to maintain the security and order of a military post or installation.
official a person who performs a specific function or holds an office in a business organization or a government. [4 definitions]
officialdom officials or authorities collectively. [2 definitions]
officialese the language or jargon, usu. wordy, difficult to understand, and unnecessarily complicated, that is often characteristic of official pronouncements and documents.