• Offing Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) That part of the sea at a good distance from the shore, or where there is deep water and no need of a pilot; also, distance from the shore; as, the ship had ten miles offing; we saw a ship in the offing.
• Off Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.
- (n.) The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.
- (interj.) Away; begone; -- a command to depart.
- (prep.) Not on; away from; as, to be off ones legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.
- (a.) On the farther side; most distant; on the side of an animal or a team farthest from the driver when he is on foot; in the United States, the right side; as, the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse or ox; the off leg.
- (adv.) In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:
- (adv.) Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like.
- (adv.) Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.
- (adv.) Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off.
- (adv.) Denoting opposition or negation.
- (a.) Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from his post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent; as, he took an off day for fishing: an off year in politics.