What is off?

  • (adj): Below a satisfactory level.
    Example: "An off year for tennis"; "his performance was off"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "off":

  • (adv): From a particular thing or place or position ('forth' is obsolete).
    Example: "Went off to school"; "they drove off"
    Synonyms: away, forth
  • (adj): Not performing or scheduled for duties.
    Example: "He's off every Tuesday"; "he was off duty when it happened"; "an off-duty policeman"
    Synonyms: off duty, off-duty
  • (adv): At a distance in space or time.
    Example: "The boat was 5 miles off (or away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)"
    Synonyms: away
  • (adj): In an unpalatable state.
    Synonyms: sour, turned
  • (adj): Not in operation or operational.
    Example: "The oven is off"; "the lights are off"
  • (adj): (of events) no longer planned or scheduled.
    Example: "The wedding is definitely off"
    Synonyms: cancelled
  • (adv): No longer on or in contact or attached.
    Example: "Clean off the dirt"; "he shaved off his mustache"