The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for offend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Offend \Of*fend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Offended; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Offending.] [OF. offendre, L. offendere, offensum; ob
     (see Ob-) + fendere (in comp.) to thrust, dash. See
     1. To strike against; to attack; to assail. [Obs.] --Sir P.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To displease; to make angry; to affront.
        [1913 Webster]
              A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong
              city.                                 --Prov. xviii.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as, strong
        light offends the eye; to offend the conscience.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. To transgress; to violate; to sin against. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Marry, sir, he hath offended the law. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. (Script.) To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to
        stumble; to cause to sin or to fall. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Who hath you misboden or offended.    --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
              If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out . . . And
              if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off. --Matt.
                                                    v. 29, 3O.
        [1913 Webster]
              Great peace have they which love thy law, and
              nothing shall offend them.            --Ps. cxix.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Offend \Of*fend"\, v. i.
     1. To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime;
        to stumble; to sin.
        [1913 Webster]
              Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend
              in one point, he is guilty of all.    --James ii.
        [1913 Webster]
              If it be a sin to covet honor,
              I am the most offending soul alive.   --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.
        [1913 Webster]
              I shall offend, either to detain or give it. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     To offend against, to do an injury or wrong to; to commit
        an offense against. "We have offended against the Lord
        already." --2 Chron. xxviii. 13.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless
           remark offended me" [syn: pique, offend]
      2: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises;
         "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or
         human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise" [syn:
         transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against,
         breach, break] [ant: keep, observe]
      3: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of
         this married woman shocked her friends" [syn: shock,
         offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall,
      4: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include
         me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
         [syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "offend":
     affront, aggrieve, anger, annoy, appall, blemish, blot, breach,
     break, call names, chagrin, commit sin, contravene, deface,
     disfigure, disgruntle, disgust, dishonor, disoblige, displease,
     distress, disturb, do amiss, do wrong, dump on, dysphemize,
     embarrass, err, exasperate, excite, fleer at, flout, fret, gall,
     gibe at, give offense, give offense to, give umbrage, grieve,
     gross out, horrify, humiliate, hurl a brickbat, hurt,
     hurt the feelings, infract, infringe, insult, irritate, jeer at,
     jibe at, look a fright, look a mess, look bad, look like hell,
     look something terrible, mar, miff, mock, nauseate, needle, nettle,
     offend the eye, outrage, pain, pique, provoke, put down, put off,
     rankle, rattle, repel, repulse, revolt, rile, ruffle, scandalize,
     scoff at, shock, sicken, sin, slight, snub, spoil, sting, taunt,
     transgress, treat with indignity, trespass, turn the stomach,
     uglify, upset, vex, wound

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229