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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 off side

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Near a. [Compar. Nearer superl. Nearest.]
 1. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. “As one near death.”
 He served great Hector, and was ever near,
 Not with his trumpet only, but his spear.   --Dryden.
 2. Closely connected or related.
    She is thy father's near kinswoman.   --Lev. xviii. 12.
 3. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
 4. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
 5. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow3; as, a near escape; a near miss.
 6. Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. See Off side, under Off, a.
 7. Immediate; direct; close; short. “The nearest way.”
 8. Close-fisted; parsimonious. [Obs. or Low, Eng.]
 Note:Near may properly be followed by to before the thing approached; but more frequently to is omitted, and the adjective or the adverb is regarded as a preposition.  The same is also true of the word nigh.
 Syn: -- Nigh; close; adjacent; proximate; contiguous; present; ready; intimate; familiar; dear.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Off, prep. Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 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.”
 Off side. (a) The right hand side in driving; the farther side. See Gee. (b) Cricket See Off, n.