Associations to the word «Off»


OFF, adverb. In a direction away from the speaker or object.
OFF, adverb. Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
OFF, adverb. So as to be removed or separated.
OFF, adjective. Inoperative, disabled.
OFF, adjective. Rancid, rotten.
OFF, adjective. (cricket) In, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman.
OFF, adjective. Less than normal, in temperament or in result.
OFF, adjective. Circumstanced (as in well off, better off, poorly off).
OFF, adjective. Started on the way.
OFF, adjective. Far; off to the side.
OFF, adjective. Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from a post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent.
OFF, preposition. Used to indicate movement away from a position on
OFF, preposition. (colloquial) Out of the possession of.
OFF, preposition. Away from or not on.
OFF, preposition. Disconnected or subtracted from.
OFF, preposition. Distant from.
OFF, preposition. No longer wanting or taking.
OFF, preposition. Placed after a number (of products or parts, as if a unit), in commerce or engineering.
OFF, verb. (transitive) (slang) To kill.
OFF, verb. (transitive) (Singapore) To switch off.
OFF, noun. (rare) beginning; starting point
OFF AND ON, adverb. (idiomatic) Intermittently.
OFF AND ON, adverb. (nautical) On different tacks, now toward, and now away from, the land.
OFF AND RUNNING, adjective. (idiomatic) Launched or launching vigorously into a course of action.
OFF AT THE RACES, prepositional phrase. Alternative form of off to the races
OFF BALANCE, adjective. Not physical balanced; not having physical equilibrium.
OFF BALANCE, adjective. (idiomatic) (of a person) surprised; perplexed
OFF BASE, prepositional phrase. (not comparable) (US) Situated or happening outside the boundaries of a military base.
OFF BASE, prepositional phrase. (not comparable) (baseball) (of a baserunner) Positioned somewhere between the bases, and hence vulnerable to being caught out.
OFF BASE, prepositional phrase. (comparable) (figuratively) (of a person) Mistaken; misguided; somewhat wrong in opinion or judgment.
OFF BASE, prepositional phrase. (comparable) (figuratively) (of an action, belief, idea, etc) Incorrect or inappropriate; not properly executed, envisioned, or understood.
OFF BOARD, adjective. (idiomatic) Not on or in a means of transportation.
OFF BOARD, adjective. (idiomatic) Not participating.
OFF BOOK, adjective. (theater) No longer needing the script to rehearse.
OFF BOOK, adjective. Below the list price
OFF BRAND, noun. A brand other than a famous one, for a product or service for which a famous brand exists.
OFF BRANDS, noun. Plural of off brand
OFF BREAK, noun. (cricket) a normal ball bowled by a off spin bowler, moving from off to leg (for a right-handed batsman)
OFF BREAKS, noun. Plural of off break
OFF CHANCE, noun. (idiomatic) A condition of not being likely or probable.
OFF COURSE, adverb. Not following the planned, or intended, route.
OFF COURSE, adverb. Misspelling of of course.
OFF CUTTER, noun. (cricket) a ball bowled by a fast bowler who uses finger spin to move the ball from off to leg (for a right-handed batsman)
OFF CUTTERS, noun. Plural of off cutter
OFF DAY, noun. A day in which an employee is not scheduled to work.
OFF DAY, noun. A day in which a person is not performing up to their usual level of ability.
OFF DAYS, noun. Plural of off day
OFF DRIVE, noun. (cricket) a type of batsman's shot played by swinging the bat vertically and hitting the ball along the ground in the direction of mid off
OFF DRIVE, verb. To play such a shot
OFF DUTY, prepositional phrase. Not engaged in an assigned task, duty or occupation
OFF GUARD, adjective. Not vigilant; unprepared; inattentive.
OFF GUARD, adverb. Unexpectedly or by surprise
OFF LABEL, adverb. (US) (medicine) (of a prescription medication) Used by a physician to treat a condition other than that for which the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
OFF LICENCE, noun. Alternative spelling of off-licence
OFF LICENCES, noun. Plural of off licence
OFF LIKE A BRIDE'S NIGHTIE, adjective. (Australia) (slang) (simile) Making a rapid departure; away. [From 1960.]
OFF LIKE A BRIDE'S NIGHTIE, adjective. (Australia) (horse racing) Moving quickly and resolutely.
OFF LIKE A PROM DRESS, adjective. (idiomatic) (slang) (US) (Canada) Making a start, or departing, very rapidly.
OFF MESSAGE, adjective. Alternative spelling of off-message
OFF OF, preposition. (now colloquial) Off; from. [from 15th c.]
OFF ONE'S BOX, adjective. (UK) (idiomatic) Crazy; unhinged; irrational.
OFF ONE'S BOX, adjective. (UK) (idiomatic) Stoned or intoxicated.
OFF ONE'S CHUMP, adjective. (UK) (Australia) (slang) Crazy, insane.
OFF ONE'S DOT, adverb. (idiomatic) (British) (colloquial) (humorous) Mad; insane.
OFF ONE'S FACE, adjective. (idiom) Extremely intoxicated, either by alcohol or drugs.
OFF ONE'S FEED, adjective. (of an animal) Not eating normally.
OFF ONE'S FEED, adjective. (idiomatic) (of a person) Rather unwell, especially with a reduced or altered appetite; somewhat disoriented or disconcerted.
OFF ONE'S GAME, adjective. (sports) (of a competitor) Playing or competing below one's usual level of performance.
OFF ONE'S GAME, adjective. (idiomatic) (by extension) Performing in any activity below one's usual level; behaving in an irregular, inept, or awkward manner; feeling unwell.
OFF ONE'S GAME, adverb. (sports) In or into a condition of competing below a usual level of performance.
OFF ONE'S GAME, adverb. (idiomatic) (by extension) In or into a condition which reflects unaccustomed poor performance or unwellness in an activity or situation.
OFF ONE'S HANDS, prepositional phrase. Out of one's possession or care.
OFF ONE'S HEAD, adjective. Alternative form of out of one's mind
OFF ONE'S MEDS, prepositional phrase. Used other than as an idiom: see off,‎ meds.
OFF ONE'S MEDS, prepositional phrase. Out of control.
OFF ONE'S NUT, adjective. (chiefly British) (dated in US) (idiomatic) Insane, crazy.
OFF ONE'S OWN BAT, adverb. (idiomatic) At one's own instigation.
OFF ONE'S ROCKER, adjective. (idiomatic) Crazy; insane.
OFF ONE'S ROCKET, adjective. (malapropism) Barmy; crazy; insane.
OFF ONE'S TITS, adjective. (idiomatic) (slang) Heavily intoxicated; under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
OFF ONE'S TREE, adjective. (idiomatic) Crazy; unhinged; irrational.
OFF ONE'S TROLLEY, adjective. (informal) (humorous) (idiomatic) Having gone mad; insane.
OFF PAT, adjective. (idiomatic) (UK) Thoroughly practiced, rehearsed, or understood.
OFF SIDE, noun. (cricket) The side of the pitch away from the batsman's legs as he takes his stance at the wicket; the right side for a right-handed batsman.
OFF SIDE, noun. (horsemanship) The right-hand side of a horse.
OFF SPIN, noun. (cricket) A style of bowling in which a (right-handed) bowler spins the ball such that, after pitching, it moves from off to leg (for a right-handed batsman).
OFF SPINNER, noun. (cricket) a bowler who bowls off spin
OFF SPINNERS, noun. Plural of off spinner
OFF STUMP, noun. (cricket) The stump on the off side of the batsman's wicket.
OFF TARGET, prepositional phrase. Inaccurate, or inaccurately predicted.
OFF TARGET, prepositional phrase. With a lack of accuracy.
OFF THE BACK FOOT, adverb. (idiomatic) From a defensive position.
OFF THE BAT, adverb. (idiomatic) From the start; immediately; right away.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH, adjective. (idiomatic) In a secluded location; in a place which is not frequently visited or not widely known.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH, adverb. (idiomatic) To a secluded location; to a place which is not frequently visited or not widely known.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, adjective. (idiomatic) In a place or places not commonly visited.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, adverb. (idiomatic) To a place or places not commonly visited.
OFF THE BOOKS, adjective. (colloquial) (with regard to income) Undeclared for tax and social insurance etc.
OFF THE CHAIN, adjective. (idiomatic) Free from work or direct supervision. In reference to slave labor, where workers are chained, or to the figurative chain of workers of an assembly line.
OFF THE CHAIN, adjective. (African American Vernacular English) Crazy and exciting; delirious and wild. By analogy to a frenetic dog when unleashed.
OFF THE CHART, adverb. Alternative form of off the charts
OFF THE CHARTS, adverb. Outside of the normal range of measurement; beyond expectations.
OFF THE CLOCK, adjective. Not at work.
OFF THE CLOCK, adjective. Not being paid for working.
OFF THE CLOCK, adjective. Relaxing.
OFF THE CUFF, prepositional phrase. In an off-the-cuff manner.
OFF THE DEEP END, adjective. (idiomatic) Crazy, erratic, or irrational.
OFF THE GRID, adjective. (of a home, business, or the occupants thereof) Not using electricity from the public electrical supply system.
OFF THE GRID, adjective. Not connected to a publicly available communication system, such as the world-wide web or a mobile telephone network.
OFF THE GRID, adjective. (idiomatic) Isolated; in a remote location; in seclusion; not participating in some official process or system.
OFF THE GRID, adjective. (idiomatic) At an excessive level; too extreme to measure.
OFF THE GRID, adverb. In or into a situation or place in which electricity from the public electricity system is not used.
OFF THE GRID, adverb. (idiomatic) In or into a clandestine or isolated situation or place, especially one in which public communication is curtailed.
OFF THE GRID, adverb. (idiomatic) Secretly; in a clandestine manner.
OFF THE GROUND, prepositional phrase. Having gotten a good start; having reached a level of stability or self-sufficiency.
OFF THE HINGES, prepositional phrase. In a state of disorder or irregularity.
OFF THE HIZZLE, adjective. (slang) Off the hook, fresh, awesome, cool, excellent.
OFF THE HIZZY, adjective. (slang) Off the hook, fresh, awesome, cool, excellent.
OFF THE HOOK, adjective. (idiomatic) Relieved of a duty, burden, responsibility, or pressure.
OFF THE HOOK, adjective. Of a telephone, having an open connection; not hung up.
OFF THE HOOK, adjective. (idiomatic) (informal) (sports) Performing extraordinarily well.
OFF THE HOOK, adjective. (idiomatic) (informal) (slang) Fresh, cool, trendy, excellent.
OFF THE HOOKS, prepositional phrase. (colloquial) Unhinged; disturbed; disordered.
OFF THE MARK, adjective. (idiomatic) Inaccurate; not correct or appropriate.
OFF THE RADAR, adjective. (idiomatic) Unlikely to happen, or be important in the near future or tending to escape detection or attention.
OFF THE RAILS, adverb. (idiomatic) In an abnormal manner, especially in a manner that causes damage or malfunctioning
OFF THE RAILS, adverb. (idiomatic) Insane.
OFF THE RAILS, adverb. (idiomatic) Off the intended path.
OFF THE RAILS, adverb. (idiomatic) Out of control.
OFF THE RECORD, prepositional phrase. Not for publication.
OFF THE RECORD, prepositional phrase. Unofficial
OFF THE RESERVATION, adjective. (idiomatic) Violating rules.
OFF THE RESERVATION, adverb. (idiomatic) In violation of rules; out of bounds.
OFF THE TOP OF ONE'S HEAD, adverb. Used other than as an idiom: see off,‎ top,‎ head.
OFF THE TOP OF ONE'S HEAD, adverb. (idiomatic) In an extemporaneous manner; without careful thought, preparation, or investigation.
OFF THE WAGON, adverb. (idiomatic) No longer maintaining a program of self-improvement or abstinence from an undesirable habit, especially drinking alcohol.
OFF THE WALL, adjective. Alternative spelling for off-the-wall.
OFF TIME, noun. Time when one is not working.
OFF TIME, noun. Time when the activity of a business is diminished; off-season.
OFF TIME, noun. (electronics) The time interval when no current flows.
OFF TIME, noun. (medicine) Time when the medication for a chronic condition is less effective in controlling symptoms.
OFF TIME, noun. (racing) The point in time when the official starter signals that a race begins, as distinct from the time the race is scheduled to start (post time).
OFF TIME, adjective. Alternative form of off-time
OFF TIMES, noun. Plural of off time
OFF TO THE RACES, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In or into a process of energetic engagement in some activity; in or into a phase of conspicuously increasing satisfaction or success.
OFF VOCAL, noun. A song that is the same as another song but without vocals.
OFF WHITE, adjective. Alternative spelling of off-white
OFF WHITE, noun. Alternative spelling of off-white
OFF WITH THE FAIRIES, adjective. Alternative form of away with the fairies
OFF WORLDER, noun. (rare) Alternative spelling of off-worlder
OFF WORLDERS, noun. Plural of off worlder
OFF WORLDERS, noun. Alternative spelling of off-worlders

Dictionary definition

OFF, verb. Kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered".
OFF, adverb. 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".
OFF, adverb. 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".
OFF, adverb. No longer on or in contact or attached; "clean off the dirt"; "he shaved off his mustache".
OFF, adjective. Not in operation or operational; "the oven is off"; "the lights are off".
OFF, adjective. Below a satisfactory level; "an off year for tennis"; "his performance was off".
OFF, adjective. (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; "the wedding is definitely off".
OFF, adjective. In an unpalatable state; "sour milk".
OFF, adjective. Not performing or scheduled for duties; "He's off every Tuesday".

Wise words

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery