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Definitions and Synonyms of offside | Another word for offside | What is offside?

Definition 1: (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.) - [noun denoting act]

(offside is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

(offside belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where offside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside

Synonyms for offside in the sense of this definition

(offside belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 3: illegally in advance of the ball or puck - [adverb denoting all]

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