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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Off \Off\ ([o^]f; 115), interj.
     Away; begone; -- a command to depart.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Off \Off\, prep.
     Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed;
     two miles off the shore. --Addison.
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     Off hand. See Offhand.
     Off side
     (Football), out of play; -- said when a player has got in
                front of the ball in a scrimmage, or when the ball
                has been last touched by one of his own side
                behind him.
     To be off color,
     (a) to be of a wrong color.
     (b) to be mildly obscene.
     To be off one's food or To be off one's feed, (Colloq.)
        to have no appetite; to be eating less than usual.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Off \Off\ ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R.
     of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See Of.]
     In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:
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     1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile
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     2. 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.
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     3. 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.
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     4. Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away;
        as, to look off.
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     5. Denoting opposition or negation. [Obs.]
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              The questions no way touch upon puritanism, either
              off or on.                            --Bp.
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     From off, off from; off. "A live coal . . . taken with the
        tongs from off the altar." --Is. vi. 6.
     Off and on.
        (a) Not constantly; not regularly; now and then;
        (b) (Naut.) On different tacks, now toward, and now away
            from, the land.
     To be off.
        (a) To depart; to escape; as, he was off without a
            moment's warning.
        (b) To be abandoned, as an agreement or purpose; as, the
            bet was declared to be off. [Colloq.]
     To come off, To cut off, To fall off, To go off, etc.
        See under Come, Cut, Fall, Go, etc.
     To get off.
        (a) To utter; to discharge; as, to get off a joke.
        (b) To go away; to escape; as, to get off easily from a
            trial. [Colloq.]
     To take off To do a take-off on, To take off, to mimic,
        lampoon, or impersonate.
     To tell off
        (a) (Mil.), to divide and practice a regiment or company
            in the several formations, preparatory to marching to
            the general parade for field exercises. --Farrow.
        (b) to rebuke (a person) for an improper action; to scold;
            to reprimand.
     To be well off, to be in good condition.
     To be ill off, To be badly off, to be in poor condition.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Off \Off\, a.
     1. 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.
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     2. 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. "In the off
        season." --Thackeray.
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     3. Designating a time when one's performance is below normal;
        as, he had an off day.
     Off side.
        (a) The right hand side in driving; the farther side. See
        (b) (Cricket) See Off, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Off \Off\, n. (Cricket)
     The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is
             obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away
             from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school";
             "the teacher waved the children away from the dead
             animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go
             forth and preach" [syn: away, off, forth]
      2: at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off (or
         away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)"; "away
         back in the 18th century" [syn: off, away]
      3: no longer on or in contact or attached; "clean off the dirt";
         "he shaved off his mustache"
      adj 1: not in operation or operational; "the oven is off"; "the
             lights are off" [ant: on]
      2: below a satisfactory level; "an off year for tennis"; "his
         performance was off"
      3: (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; "the wedding is
         definitely off" [syn: off, cancelled] [ant: on]
      4: in an unpalatable state; "sour milk" [syn: off, sour,
      5: not performing or scheduled for duties; "He's off every
      v 1: kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss
           ordered his enemies murdered" [syn: murder, slay,
           hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  332 Moby Thesaurus words for "off":
     aberrant, abnormal, abroad, absonant, absurd, adrift, adulterated,
     all abroad, all off, all wrong, aloof, amiss, askew, astray,
     at a distance, at fault, at leisure, at liberty, at loose ends,
     atonal, available, away, awry, babbling, barring, below par,
     below standard, below the mark, bereft of reason, beside the mark,
     blast, blemished, blot out, blown, brainsick, bump off,
     cacophonous, casual, clockwise, conservative, contrasting, corrupt,
     counter, crackbrained, cracked, crazed, crazy, croak, curious,
     daft, damaged, deceptive, defective, deficient, delirious, deluded,
     delusive, demented, deprived of reason, deranged, deviant,
     deviational, deviative, dexter, dextral, dextrocardial,
     dextrocerebral, dextrocular, dextrogyrate, dextrogyratory,
     dextropedal, dextrorotary, dextrorse, diaphonic, different,
     disconsonant, discordant, discounting, disengaged, disharmonic,
     disharmonious, disoriented, disparate, dissimilar, dissonant,
     distantly, distorted, distraught, divergent, diverse, dizzy, do in,
     down, eccentric, erase, errant, erring, erroneous, except,
     excepting, exception taken of, excluding, exclusive of, extra,
     fallacious, fallible, fallow, false, fat, faultful, faulty, fix,
     flat, flawed, flighty, forth, found wanting, freaked out, freaky,
     free, from, frowy, funny, gamy, get, giddy, give the business,
     grating, gun down, hallucinated, hardly like, harsh, hence,
     heretical, heterodox, high, hit, ice, idle, illogical, illusory,
     immature, immelodious, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure,
     in blue water, inaccurate, inadequate, incidental, incoherent,
     incomplete, inexact, inharmonic, inharmonious, insane, irrational,
     jobless, kooky, lacking, lay out, leaving out, leisure, leisured,
     less, lightheaded, loco, lumpen, lunatic, mad, maddened, makeshift,
     manic, mazed, mediocre, mental, mentally deficient, meshuggah,
     minus, mixed, moon-struck, musicless, negligible, non compos,
     non compos mentis, nonmelodious, nonuniform, not all there,
     not counting, not perfect, not right, not true, occasional,
     oceanward, oceanwards, odd, oddball, of unsound mind, off duty,
     off soundings, off the track, off the wall, off work, off-key,
     off-tone, offbeat, offshore, otiose, out, out of employ,
     out of harness, out of pitch, out of soundings, out of tone,
     out of tune, out of work, out-of-the-way, outlandish, outside,
     over, part-time, partial, passing strange, patchy, peccant,
     peculiar, perverse, perverted, polish off, psycho, quaint, queer,
     rambling, rancid, rank, ranting, raucous, raving, reactionary,
     reasonless, reechy, remotely, right, right-hand, right-wing,
     right-wingish, rub out, save, scarcely like, seaward, seawards,
     self-contradictory, senseless, settle, sharp, short, shrill, sick,
     side, singular, sketchy, slack, slender, slight, slim, sluggish,
     small, sour, soured, spare, stale, starboard, stark-mad,
     stark-staring mad, strange, straying, strident, strong,
     substandard, tainted, take care of, tetched, thence, therefrom,
     thereof, touched, tuneless, turned, unalike, unbalanced,
     undeveloped, unearthly, unemployable, unemployed, uneven,
     unfactual, unfinished, unharmonious, unhinged, unidentical, unlike,
     unmatched, unmelodious, unmusical, unoccupied, unorthodox,
     unperfected, unproved, unresembling, unsame, unsane, unsettled,
     unsimilar, unsound, unthorough, untrue, untunable, untuned,
     untuneful, wandering, wanting, waste, weird, whence, wide,
     wipe out, without, witless, wondrous strange, wrong, zap

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