In a direction away from the speaker or object. (adverb)
Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence. (adverb)
inoperative, disabled (adjective)
rancid, rotten (adjective)
in, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman (adjective)
Less than normal, in temperament or in result. (adjective)
Started on the way. (adjective)
Used to indicate movement away from a position on (preposition)
Out of the possession of. (preposition)
Away from or not on. (preposition)
Disconnected or subtracted from. (preposition)
Distant from. (preposition)
No longer wanting or taking. (preposition)
Placed after a number (of products or parts, as if a unit), in commerce or engineering. (preposition)
To kill. (verb)
To switch off. (verb)
Examples of word off
-- When you desire to reform from drinking, never break off abruptly, which is dangerous; but _taper off_ gradually -- three glasses to-day, two to-morrow, and one the next day.
-- The Participle used as an adjective modifier, with the words belonging to it, is set off+ [Footnote: An expression in the body of a sentence is set off by two commas; at the beginning or at the end, by one comma.] +by the comma unless restrictive+.
(GEORGE _and_ BRIAN _go off at windows up_ L.) (DINAH _follows up_ R. _and watches them off_.)
"She's swept it off," said Prudy, speaking for her, "but she didn't sweep it _way off_!"
'You must excuse her calling on you, she is never off the sofa, but --' And what a bright look he gave! as much as to say that his wife _on_ the sofa was better than any one else _off_.