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off one's gourd
phrasal see out of one's gourd
off one's head
phrasal crazy, distracted
off one's own bat
phrasal chiefly British through one's own efforts
off one's rocker
phrasal in a state of extreme confusion or insanity
off plumb
phrasal see out of plumb
off target
phrasal not valid ; inaccurate
off the bat
phrasal without delay ; immediately
off the books
adverb see off-the-books
off the cuff
phrasal without preparation ; ad lib
off the ground
phrasal in or as if in flight ; off to a good start
off the handle
phrasal into a state of sudden and violent anger — usually used with fly
off the hook
phrasal 1. out of trouble 2. free of responsibility or accountability
off the record
phrasal not for publication
off the shelf
phrasal available from stock ; not made to order
off the top of one's head
phrasal in an impromptu manner
off the wagon
phrasal in or into a state of no longer abstaining from alcoholic beverages
off the wall
phrasal slang crazy
off the wind
phrasal away from the direction from which the wind is blowing
off year
noun Date: 1873 1. a year in which no major election is held 2. a year of diminished activity or production
adjective Date: 1946 not identified with a major brand name
adjective or adverb see off Broadway
or off-colored adjective Date: 1854 1. a. not having the right or standard color b. being out of sorts 2. a. of doubtful propriety ; dubious b. verging on the ...
adjective see off-color
noun Date: 1966 the emission of especially noxious gases (as from a building material)
noun Date: 1898 1. a period of time other than a rush hour 2. a period of time other than regular business hours
adjective or adverb Date: 1927 1. varying in pitch from the proper tone of a melody 2. irregular, anomalous
adjective Date: circa 1944 1. not in perfect balance ; a bit askew 2. eccentric, unconventional
adjective Date: 1988 of, relating to, or being a drug used to treat a condition for which it has not been officially approved
adjective Date: 1945 not to be entered or patronized by a designated class (as military personnel); also not to be interfered with, considered, or spoken of
adjective Date: 1950 not connected to or served by a system and especially a computer or telecommunications system; also done independently of such a system • off-line ...
verb Date: 1850 unload
noun Usage: often capitalized both Os Etymology: from its relation to off Broadway being analogous to the relation of off Broadway to Broadway Date: 1965 an avant-garde ...
adjective Date: 1920 not being in the period of maximum use or business ; not peak
adjective Date: 1952 of, relating to, selling, or being discounted merchandise
adjective Date: 1828 that puts one off ; repellent, disconcerting • off-puttingly adverb
adverb see off-putting
noun Date: 1954 a ramp by which one leaves a limited-access highway
adjective Date: 1968 of, relating to, done with, or being a vehicle designed especially to operate away from public roads
noun Date: 1971 1. a driver of an off-road vehicle 2. an off-road vehicle
noun Date: 1848 a time of suspended or reduced activity; especially the time during which an athlete is not training or competing
adjective or adverb Date: 1946 not located or occurring at the site of a particular activity
adjective Date: 1965 being slower than usual or expected
adjective Date: 1980 not reported or recorded • off the books adverb
adjective Date: 1938 not prepared in advance ; spontaneous, informal • off-the-cuff adverb
adjective Date: 1922 chiefly British ready-made 1
adjective Date: 1965 ready-made 1
adjective Date: 1933 given or made in confidence and not for publication
adjective Date: 1950 available as a stock item ; not specially designed or custom-made
adjective Date: 1953 highly unusual ; bizarre
noun Date: 1927 a yellowish or grayish white
noun Etymology: Middle English, from of off + fall Date: 14th century 1. the waste or by-product of a process: as a. trimmings of a hide b. the by-products of milling ...
or formerly King's geographical name county central Ireland in Leinster capital Tullamore area 771 square miles (2005 square kilometers), population 58,494
I. noun Date: circa 1928 an unaccented beat or portion of a beat in a musical measure II. adjective Date: 1938 eccentric, unconventional
adjective Date: 1571 cast off ; discarded • offcast noun
noun Date: circa 1664 chiefly British something that is cut off (as a waste piece of lumber)
I. biographical name Jacques 1819-1880 French composer II. geographical name city SW central Germany on Main River E of Frankfurt am Main population 115,790
noun see offense
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French offendre, from Latin offendere to strike against, offend, from ob- against + -fendere to strike — more at ob-, defend Date: ...
noun see offend
or offence noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin offensa, from feminine of offensus, past participle of offendere Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete ...
adjective see offense
I. adjective Date: circa 1564 1. a. making attack ; aggressive b. of, relating to, or designed for attack c. of or relating to an attempt to score in a game or ...
adverb see offensive I
noun see offensive I
I. verb (offered; offering) Etymology: Middle English offren, in sense 1, from Old English offrian, from Late Latin offerre, from Latin, to present, tender, from ob- toward + ...
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. the act of one who offers b. something offered; especially a sacrifice ceremonially offered as a part of worship c. a ...
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English offertorie, from Medieval Latin offertorium, from Late Latin offerre Date: 14th century 1. often capitalized a. the ...
I. adverb Date: 1680 without premeditation or preparation ; extempore
adjective Date: 1812 offhand • offhandedly adverb • offhandedness noun
adverb see offhanded
noun see offhanded
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin officium service, duty, office, from opus work + facere to make, do — more at operate, do Date: 13th century 1. ...
office boy
noun Date: 1842 a boy or man employed for odd jobs in a business office
noun Date: 1787 one holding a public office
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin officiarius, from Latin officium Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete agent b. one charged with ...
officer of arms
Date: circa 1500 any of the officers (as king of arms, herald, or pursuivant) of a monarch or government responsible for devising and granting armorial bearings
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. one who holds or is invested with an office ; officer 2. one who administers the rules of a game or sport especially as a referee or ...
noun Date: 1863 officials as a class
noun Date: 1884 the characteristic language of official statements ; wordy, pompous, or obscure language
noun Date: 1854 lack of flexibility and initiative combined with excessive adherence to regulations in the behavior of usually government officials
adverb see official II
noun Date: 1844 one (as a priest) that officiates at a religious rite
I. noun (plural -aries) Etymology: Medieval Latin officiarius Date: 1611 1. officer, official 2. a body of officers or officials II. adjective Date: 1612 connected with, ...
verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1623 intransitive verb 1. to perform a ceremony, function, or duty 2. to act in an official capacity ; act as an official (as at a sports ...
noun see officiate
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin officinalis of a storeroom, from officina storeroom, from Latin, workshop, from opific-, opifex workman, from opus work + facere to do ...
adjective Etymology: Latin officiosus, from officium service, office Date: 1565 1. archaic a. kind, obliging b. dutiful 2. volunteering one's services where they are ...
adverb see officious
noun see officious
noun Etymology: 1off Date: 1608 1. the part of the deep sea seen from the shore 2. the near or foreseeable future
adjective Etymology: 1off Date: 1827 standoffish • offishness noun
noun see offish
noun Date: 1885 a separately printed excerpt (as a magazine article) • offprint transitive verb
noun Date: 1526 1. someone rejected by society ; outcast 2. something that is scoured off ; refuse
adverb or adjective Date: 1935 1. out of sight of the motion picture or television viewer 2. in private life
I. noun Date: circa 1555 1. a. archaic outset, start b. cessation 2. a. (1) a short prostrate lateral shoot arising from the base of a plant (2) a small ...
noun Date: 1710 1. a. a collateral or derived branch, descendant, or member ; outgrowth b. a lateral branch (as of a mountain range) 2. a branch of a main stem ...
I. adverb Date: 1720 1. from the shore ; seaward; also at a distance from the shore 2. outside the country ; abroad II. adjective Date: 1845 1. coming or moving away ...
adverb or adjective Date: 1867 illegally in advance of the ball or puck
noun (plural offspring; also offsprings) Etymology: Middle English ofspring, from Old English, from of off + springan to spring Date: before 12th century 1. a. the product ...
adverb or adjective Date: 1921 1. on a part of the stage not visible to the audience 2. in private life 3. behind the scenes ; out of the public view
adverb or adjective Date: 1944 away from a racetrack
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German ofto often Date: before 12th century often
adverb Etymology: Middle English, alteration of oft Date: 14th century many times ; frequently
or ofttimes adverb Date: 14th century often, repeatedly
adverb see oftentimes
noun see ogee
biographical name see Ögödei
geographical name plateau region SE Ethiopia
noun see ogham
Ogasawara Islands
geographical name — see Bonin Islands
geographical name city W Nigeria population 644,200
biographical name see Ögödei
I. biographical name Charles Kay 1889-1957 British psychologist II. geographical name city N Utah population 77,226
also OG noun Etymology: obsolete English ogee ogive; from the use of such moldings in ogives Date: 1677 1. a molding with an S-shaped profile 2. a pointed arch having on ...
geographical name river 250 miles (402 kilometers) E Georgia flowing SE into the Atlantic
or ogam noun Etymology: Irish ogham, from Middle Irish ogom, ogum Date: 1729 the alphabetic system of fifth and sixth century Irish in which an alphabet of 20 letters is ...
adjective see ogham
noun see ogham
adjective Date: 1841 of, relating to, or having the form of an ogive or an ogee
noun Etymology: Middle English oggif stone comprising an arch, from Middle French augive, ogive diagonal arch Date: 1611 1. a. a diagonal arch or rib across a Gothic ...
I. verb (ogled; ogling) Etymology: probably from Low German oegeln, from oog eye; akin to Old High German ouga eye — more at eye Date: 1682 intransitive verb to glance ...
noun see ogle I
biographical name James Edward 1696-1785 English philanthropist, general, & founder of Georgia
also Ogadai or Ogdai or Ugedei biographical name 1185-1241 Mongol Khan (1229-41)
noun Etymology: French, probably ultimately from Latin Orcus, god of the underworld Date: 1713 1. a hideous giant of fairy tales and folklore that feeds on human beings ; ...
adjective see ogre
noun Date: 1713 a female ogre
abbreviation Ohio
I. interjection also O Etymology: Middle English o Date: 13th century 1. — used to express an emotion (as surprise or desire) or in response to physical stimuli 2. — used ...
noun Etymology: Hawaiian 'ōhi'a Date: 1824 lehua
ohia lehua
noun Etymology: Hawaiian 'ōhi'a-lehua Date: 1888 lehua
geographical name 1. river about 975 miles (1569 kilometers) E United States flowing from junction of Allegheny & Monongahela rivers in W Pennsylvania into Mississippi River ...
noun see Ohio
biographical name Bertil Gotthard 1899-1979 Swedish economist
noun Etymology: Georg Simon Ohm Date: 1867 the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric resistance equal to the resistance of a circuit in which a potential ...
biographical name Georg Simon 1787-1854 German physicist
Ohm's law
noun Date: 1863 a law in electricity: the strength of a direct current is directly proportional to the potential difference and inversely proportional to the resistance of the ...
adjective see ohm
adverb see ohm
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1890 an instrument for indicating resistance in ohms directly
abbreviation on Her Majesty's service; on His Majesty's service
geographical name — see Eger
noun (plural oidia) Etymology: New Latin, from o- + -idium Date: 1857 1. a. any of a genus (Oidium of the family Moniliaceae) of imperfect fungi many of which are now ...
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English oile, from Anglo-French, from Latin oleum olive oil, from Greek elaion, from elaia olive Date: 13th century 1. ...
oil beetle
noun Date: 1658 any of various blister beetles (genus Meloe or a related genus) that emit a yellowish liquid from the leg joints when disturbed
oil cake
noun Date: 1743 the solid residue after extracting the oil from seeds (as of cotton)
oil color
noun Date: 1539 1. a pigment used for oil paint 2. oil paint
oil field
noun Date: 1884 a region rich in petroleum deposits; especially one that has been brought into production
oil gland
noun Date: circa 1836 a gland (as of the skin) that produces an oily secretion: as a. a sebaceous gland b. uropygial gland
oil of vitriol
Date: 1580 concentrated sulfuric acid
oil of wintergreen
Date: 1857 the methyl ester of salicylic acid that is used as a flavoring and as a counterirritant
oil paint
noun Date: 1790 paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle
oil painting
noun Date: 1699 1. a. the act or art of painting in oil colors b. a picture painted in oils 2. painting that uses pigments originally ground in oil
oil palm
noun Date: 1858 an African pinnate-leaved palm (Elaeis guineensis) cultivated for its clustered fruit whose flesh and seeds yield oil
oil pan
noun Date: 1908 the lower section of the crankcase used as a lubricating-oil reservoir on an internal combustion engine
oil patch
noun Date: circa 1952 1. oil field 2. the petroleum industry
oil shale
noun Date: 1873 a rock (as shale) from which oil can be recovered by distillation
oil slick
noun Date: 1889 a film of oil floating on water
oil the hand
or oil the palm phrasal bribe, tip
oil the palm
phrasal see oil the hand
oil well
noun Date: 1847 a well from which petroleum is obtained
noun Date: circa 1890 a nocturnal bird (Steatornis caripensis) of northern South America and Trinidad that is related to the nightjars, feeds chiefly on the fatty fruits of ...
noun Date: 1839 a can for oil; especially a spouted can designed to release oil drop by drop (as for lubricating machinery)
noun Date: 1796 cloth treated with oil or paint and used for table and shelf coverings
adjective Date: 1530 1. lubricated, treated, or covered with or as if with oil 2. slang drunk 1a
noun Date: circa 1846 1. a person who oils something 2. a receptacle or device for applying oil 3. plural oilskin 3 4. an auxiliary naval vessel used for refueling at sea
adverb see oily
noun see oily
noun Date: 1865 1. an oil company executive 2. an oil field worker
noun Date: 1562 a seed or crop (as flaxseed) grown mainly for oil
noun Date: 1786 1. an oiled waterproof cloth used for coverings and garments 2. an oilskin raincoat 3. plural an oilskin suit of coat and trousers
noun Date: 1585 a whetstone for use with oil
adjective (oilier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or consisting of oil 2. a. covered or impregnated with oil b. relatively high in naturally secreted ...
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1938 the natural noise of a hog • oink intransitive verb
noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of oynement, from Anglo-French uignement, oignement, ultimately from Latin unguentum, from unguere to anoint; akin to Old High German ...
geographical name river 188 miles (302 kilometers) N France flowing SW into the Seine
biographical name David Fyodorovich 1908-1974 Russian violinist
geographical name city & port Japan in NE Kyushu population 417,051
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi witɨsɨka, from wití, the tree Licania tomentosa + ɨsɨka resin Date: 1901 any of several South American trees; especially a ...
abbreviation orange juice
or Ojibway or Ojibwe noun (plural Ojibwa or Ojibwas or Ojibway or Ojibways or Ojibwe or Ojibwes) Etymology: Ojibwa očipwe•, an Ojibwa band Date: 1700 1. a member of an ...
noun see Ojibwa
noun see Ojibwa
Ojos del Salado
geographical name mountain 22,664 feet (6908 meters) NW Argentina in the Andes W of Tucumán
abbreviation on-the-job training
I. adverb or adjective or okay Etymology: abbreviation of oll korrect, facetious alteration of all correct Date: 1839 all right II. noun or okay Date: 1841 approval, ...
variant of oca
geographical name 1. river 530 miles (853 kilometers) S central Russia in Asia flowing N from the Sayan Mountains into the Angara 2. river 919 miles (1479 kilometers) central ...
geographical name see Okanogan
or in Canada Okanagan geographical name river 300 miles (483 kilometers) United States & Canada flowing from Okanagan Lake (in SE British Columbia) into Columbia River in NE ...
noun Etymology: Mvuba (language spoken west of Lake Edward, Democratic Republic of the Congo) Date: 1900 an African ungulate mammal (Okapia johnstoni) that is closely ...
or Portuguese Cubango geographical name river 1000 miles (1609 kilometers) SW central Africa rising in central Angola & flowing S & E to empty into Okavango Swamps (or ...
I. adverb or adjective see OK I II. noun see OK II III. transitive verb see OK III
geographical name city & port Japan in W Honshu on Inland Sea population 601,094
geographical name city Japan in S central Honshu SE of Nagoya population 306,821
Okeechobee, Lake
geographical name lake 37 miles (60 kilometers) long S central Florida
geographical name swamp over 600 square miles (1554 square kilometers) SE Georgia & NE Florida
or okeydokey adverb Etymology: reduplication of OK Date: circa 1932 — used to express assent
adverb see okeydoke
Okhotsk, Sea of
geographical name inlet of the Pacific E Russia in Asia W of Kamchatka Peninsula & Kuril Islands
Oki Archipelago
geographical name archipelago Japan in Sea of Japan off SW Honshu
noun Etymology: Oklahoma + -ie Date: 1918 sometimes disparaging a migrant agricultural worker; especially one from Oklahoma in the 1930s
geographical name 1. island group Japan in central Ryukyu Islands; largest city Naha; occupied by the United States 1945-1972 2. island in the group; largest in the Ryukyus ...
adjective or noun see Okinawa
abbreviation Oklahoma
geographical name state S central United States capital Oklahoma City area 69,956 square miles (181,186 square kilometers), population 3,450,654 • Oklahoman adjective or ...
Oklahoma City
geographical name city capital of Oklahoma on the North Canadian population 506,132
adjective or noun see Oklahoma
noun Etymology: of African origin; akin to Ibo ókùrù okra Date: 1679 1. a tall annual herb (Abelmoschus esculentus) of the mallow family that is cultivated for its ...
biographical name name of 5 kings of Norway: especially Olaf I Tryggvason circa 964-1000 (reigned 995-1000); Olaf II Haraldsson Saint Olaf 995?-1030 (reigned 1016-28); Olaf V ...
biographical name George Andrew 1927- American (Hungarian-born) chemist
noun Etymology: Chinook jargon olallie berry, probably from Lower Chinook úlali camas patch, from ú-lalχ camas + -iχ, deictic suffix Date: 1968 a blackish berry that is ...
geographical name island Sweden in Baltic Sea off SE coast; chief town Borgholm area 519 square miles (1349 square kilometers), population 25,382
geographical name city NE Kansas SW of Kansas City population 92,962
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English eald; akin to Old High German alt old, Latin alere to nourish, alescere to grow, altus high, deep Date: before 12th ...
old boy
noun Date: 1868 1. often capitalized O&B, British an alumnus especially of a boys' school 2. a man who is a member of a long-standing and usually influential clique ...
Old Bulgarian
noun Date: 1861 Old Church Slavic
Old Castile
geographical name — see Castile
Old Catholic
noun Date: 1871 a member of one of various hierarchical and liturgical churches separating from the Roman Catholic Church at various times since the 18th century
Old Christmas
noun Date: 1863 chiefly Midland epiphany 1
Old Church Slavic
noun Date: circa 1929 the Slavic language used in the liturgical and Biblical translations of Cyril and Methodius as attested in manuscripts of the 10th and 11th centuries — ...
Old Church Slavonic
noun see Old Church Slavic
old country
noun Usage: often capitalized O&C Date: 1782 an emigrant's country of origin; especially one in Europe — usually used with the
Old English
noun Date: 1579 1. a. the language of the English people from the time of the earliest documents in the seventh century to about 1100 — see Indo-European languages table ...
Old English sheepdog
noun Date: 1890 any of a breed of tailless dogs developed in England and having a profuse blue-gray and white coat
Old Faithful
geographical name geyser Yellowstone National Park NW Wyoming; erupts at regular intervals
Old French
noun Date: 1708 the French language from the 9th to the 16th century; especially French from the 9th to the 13th century — see Indo-European languages table
Old Glory
noun Date: 1862 the flag of the United States
old gold
noun Date: 1879 a dark yellow
old growth
noun see old-growth
old guard
noun Usage: often capitalized O&G Date: 1849 1. the conservative and especially older members of an organization (as a political party) 2. a group of established prestige ...
old hand
noun Date: circa 1785 hand 10e
old hat
adjective Date: 1911 1. old-fashioned 2. lacking in freshness ; trite
Old High German
noun Date: 1849 High German exemplified in documents prior to ca. 1150 — see Indo-European languages table
Old Ionic
noun Date: circa 1889 the Greek dialect of the Homeric epics
Old Iranian
noun Date: 1888 any Iranian language in use in the period B.C.
Old Irish
noun Date: 1876 the Irish in use from the seventh century to about 950 — see Indo-European languages table
old lady
noun Date: 1836 1. wife 2. mother 3. girlfriend; especially one with whom a man cohabits
Old Latin
noun Date: circa 1889 Latin used in the early inscriptions and in literature prior to the classical period
old maid
noun Date: circa 1530 1. spinster 3 2. a prim fussy person 3. a simple card game in which cards are matched in pairs and the player holding the unmatched card at the end ...
old man
noun Date: 1673 1. a. husband b. father 2. capitalized one in authority; especially commanding officer 3. boyfriend; especially one with whom a woman cohabits
old master
noun Date: 1697 a work of art by an established master and especially by any of the distinguished painters of the 16th, 17th, or early 18th century; also such an artist
Old Nick
noun Date: circa 1643 — used as a name of the devil
Old Norse
noun Date: 1844 the North Germanic language of the Scandinavian peoples prior to about 1350 — see Indo-European languages table
Old Occitan
noun Date: 1985 the Occitan language as attested in documents from about 1100 to 1500
Old Persian
noun Date: 1867 an ancient Iranian language known from cuneiform inscriptions from the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. — see Indo-European languages table
Old Point Comfort
geographical name cape SE Virginia on N shore of Hampton Roads
Old Prussian
noun Date: 1841 a Baltic language used in East Prussia until the 17th century — see Indo-European languages table
old rose
noun Date: 1891 a variable color averaging a grayish red
Old Sarum
or ancient Sorbiodunum geographical name ancient city S England in Wiltshire N of Salisbury
Old Saxon
noun Date: 1841 the language of the Saxons of northwest Germany until about the 12th century — see Indo-European languages table
old school
noun Date: 1749 adherents of traditional policies and practices
old school tie
noun Date: 1932 1. a. an attitude of conservatism, aplomb, and upper-class solidarity associated with English public school graduates b. a necktie displaying the ...
old sledge
noun Date: 1830 seven-up
old style
noun Date: 1617 1. capitalized O&S a style of reckoning time used before the adoption of the Gregorian calendar 2. a style of type distinguished by graceful irregularity ...
Old Style
adjective Date: 1678 using or according to the Julian calendar
Old Swedish
noun Date: circa 1909 the Swedish language as exemplified in documents prior to about 1350
Old Testament
noun Date: 14th century the first part of the Christian Bible containing the books of the Jewish canon of Scripture — see bible table
Old Welsh
noun Date: 1882 the Welsh language exemplified in documents prior to about 1150 — see Indo-European languages table
old wives' tale
noun Date: circa 1590 an often traditional belief that is not based on fact ; superstition
Old World
noun Date: circa 1596 the eastern hemisphere exclusive of Australia; specifically the continent of Europe
I. adjective Date: 1593 1. a. of, relating to, or characteristic of a past era b. adhering to customs of a past era 2. outmoded • old-fashionedly adverb • ...
adverb see old-fashioned I
noun see old-fashioned I

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