[awf-sahyd, of-] /ˈɔfˈsaɪd, ˈɒf-/
Sports. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or in advance of the ball or puck at the beginning of or during play or a play:
The touchdown was nullified because the offensive left tackle was offside.
with or in doubtful propriety or taste; risqué:
an offside joke.
(sport) (in football, hockey, etc) in a position illegally ahead of the ball or puck when it is played, usually when within one’s opponents’ half or the attacking zone
(mainly Brit) the offside
also off-side, 1867, in various sporting senses, originally in English football; from off + side (n.).
[awf-sahy-der, of-] /ˈɔfˈsaɪ dər, ˈɒf-/ noun, Australian. 1. an assistant or helper. 2. a follower or supporter of a person or cause. /ˌɒfˈsaɪdə/ noun 1. (Austral & NZ) a partner or assistant
adjective, adverb 1. away from the principle area of activity adj. 1956, from off (adv.) + site (n.).
- Off-side rule
A lexical convention due to Landin, allowing the scope of declarations in a program to be expressed by indentation. Any non-whitespace token to the left of the first such token on the previous line is taken to be the start of a new declaration. Used in, for example, Miranda and Haskell. [P.J. Landin “The Next […]
[awf-speed, of-] /ˈɔfˈspid, ˈɒf-/ adjective 1. slower than usual or expected, as a baseball pitch.