英 美 [ə'fɛns]
- offense (n.)
- late 14c., "hurt, harm, injury, pain," from Old French ofense "offense, insult, wrong" (13c.) and directly from Latin offensa "an offense, injury, affront, crime," literally "a striking against," noun use of fem. past participle of offendere (see offend). Meaning "action of attacking" and "feeling of being hurt" are both first recorded c. 1400. Sense of "breach of the law, transgression" is first recorded late 14c. Sporting sense first recorded 1894.
- 1. Between plays the coach was talking to the offense in the huddle.
- 2. to commit an offense
- 3. I hope you will not take any offense at my words.
- 4. Child abuse is a punishable offense.
- 5. His words gave great offense to everybody present.
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