- (countable) An offense is an action that breaks the law.
- Murder is a serious criminal offense.
- (uncountable) When you give offense to someone, you do something that they don't like.
- I didn't mean to give offense, but I didn't know that you don't do that in China.
- (uncountable) The offense is the person or team who is attacking.
- For the first time in the game, Arsenal goes on the offense.