Welcome to the new LearnersDictionary.com. We want to hear your thoughts about the new design.

offense

1 ENTRIES FOUND:
Save
offense(US)noun
or Britishoffenceˈfɛns/
pluraloffenses
offense(US)
noun
or British offence ˈfɛns/
pluraloffenses
Learner's definition of OFFENSE  
[noncount]  : something that causes a person to be hurt, angry, or upset
   b  [count]  : something that is wrong or improper — often + to — often + against
[count]  : a criminal act
</1-->/ˈaːˌfɛns/ US, sports 
: the group of players on a team who try to score points or goals against an opponent
[count]
[noncount]
   b  [noncount]  : the way that players on a team try to score points or goals against an opponent
— compare defense 6

take offense

: to become angry or upset by something that another person has said or done : to be offended by something — often + at
Comments & Questions  
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up offense? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.