Definition of offing

Definition of offing
  1. offing Noun The area of the sea in which a ship can be seen in the distance from land, excluding the parts nearest the shore, and beyond the anchoring ground.
  2. offing Noun The distance that a ship at sea keeps away from land, often because of navigational dangers, fog and other hazards; a position at a distance from shore.
  3. offing Noun The foreseeable future. "Chiefly in the phrase" "in the offing".
  4. offing Verb Present participle of off
  5. off Adverb In a direction away from the speaker or object.
  6. off Adverb Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
  7. off Adjective inoperative, disabled
  8. off Adjective rancid, rotten
  9. off Adjective in, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman
  10. off Adjective Less than normal, in temperament or in result.
  11. off Preposition Out of the possession of.
  12. off Preposition Away from or not on.
  13. off Preposition Disconnected or subtracted from.
  14. off Preposition Distant from.
  15. off Preposition No longer wanting or taking.
  16. off Verb To kill.
  17. off Verb To switch off.
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