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[awf-ahy-luh nd, of-] /ˈɔfˈaɪ lənd, ˈɒf-/

located or tending away from the shore of an island:
an off-island current.
away from the shore of an island:
The ship sank about two miles off-island.


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  • Off-islander

    [awf-ahy-luh n-der, of-] /ˈɔfˈaɪ lən dər, ˈɒf-/ noun 1. a temporary or seasonal resident of an island; island visitor or tourist. 2. a person living on an offshore island.

  • Off-key

    [awf-kee, of-] /ˈɔfˈki, ˈɒf-/ adjective 1. deviating from the correct tone or pitch; out of tune. 2. Informal. somewhat irregular, abnormal, or incongruous. adj. 1920, from off (adv.) + musical sense of key (n.1). Figurative sense is from 1943.

  • Off-label

    [awf-ley-buh l, of‐] /ˈɔfˈleɪ bəl, ˈɒf‐/ adjective, Informal. 1. of, relating to, or denoting a drug prescribed for a particular indication even though the drug has not yet received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for that disease, condition, or symptom.

  • Offlap

    [awf-lap, of-] /ˈɔfˌlæp, ˈɒf-/ noun, Geology. 1. the retreat of a sea from its shore. 2. a sequence of layers of sedimentary rock formed during a retreat of the sea.

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