The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury. (noun)
The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure. (noun)
(often IPA: /ˈɒ fɛns/) A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defense. (noun)
(often IPA: /ˈɒ fɛns/) The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defense. (noun)
Examples of word offense
Children will profit from drill in and out of school in the science of avoiding offense and of giving happiness, but unless the categories -- _acts that give offense_ and _acts that give happiness_ -- are wide enough to include the main acts committed in the normal relations of son, companion, employer, husband, father, and citizen, those who set out to avoid alcohol and tobacco find themselves ill equipped to carry the obligations of a temperate, law-abiding citizen.
KEY RETURNEES: Crawford will be the man around whom the offense is again centered if he returns after averaging 20.5 points.
This offense is the highest intensification of sin, something that is usually overlooked because the opposites are not construed Christianly as being sin/faith (Kierkegaard, 129ff).
And that was if your offense is ahead of your defense in the spring, it's going to be a long season.
"Well, I like where the offense is at," head coach Pat Fitzgerald told reporters after the spring game on April 24.