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Definition of "offside" []

  • Sports Illegally ahead of the ball or puck in the attacking zone. (adverb)
  • Football Illegally beyond the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped or ahead of the ball when the ball is kicked on a kickoff. (adverb)
  • Sports An offside motion or play. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "offside" in a sentence
  • "Learning his lesson, when Gerrard puts through another ball to him, he simply doesn't bother to chase it, so far offside is he."
  • "But the corner ends in a free kick for Houston.62 mins: That was good defending by Boswell, who stayed on his feet to slow up Keane.63 mins: There's still plenty of chatter about that offside decision: James Tyler tweets: @Busfield Thinking Keane was called offside incorrectly bc the linesman couldn't tell when the ball was played."
  • "RSL had a goal disallowed in the 21st minute after Alvaro Saborio was called offside on his goal."