From a place, hence.
“He went away on vacation.”
Aside; off; in another direction.
From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
Come away; go away; take away.
On; in continuance; without intermission or delay.
“You’ve got questions? Ask away!”
Being so engaged for the entire time.
“That’s where tourists go to hear great Cuban bands and dance the night away.”
At a distance in time or space.
“Christmas is only two weeks away.”
come on!; go on!
Not here, gone, absent, unavailable, traveling; on vacation.
“The master is away from home.”
“Would you pick up my mail while I’m away.”
At a specified distance in space, time, or figuratively.
“He’s miles away by now.”
“Spring is still a month away.”
Not on one’s home territory.
“Next, they are playing away in Dallas.”
“Two men away in the bottom of the ninth.”
In a direction away from the speaker or object.
“He drove off in a cloud of smoke.”
Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
“Please switch off the light when you leave.”
So as to be removed or separated.
“He bit off more than he could chew.”
“Some branches were sawn off.”
“All the lights are off.”
“This milk is off!”
In, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman’s legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman.
Less than normal, in temperament or in result.
“sales are off this quarter”
“I felt that his comments were a bit off.”
Circumstanced (as in well off, better off, poorly off).
Started on the way.
“off to see the wizard”
“And they’re off! Whatsmyname takes an early lead, with Remember The Mane behind by a nose.”
Far; off to the side.
“the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse”
Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from a post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent.
“He took an off day for fishing.”
“an off year in politics;”
“the off season”
Designating a time when one is not performing to the best of one’s abilities.
“— I’ll have the chicken please.”
“— Sorry, chicken’s off today.”
Right-hand in relation to the side of a horse or a vehicle.
Used to indicate movement away from a position on
“I took it off the table.”
“Come off the roof!”
Out of the possession of.
“He didn’t buy it off him. He stole it off him.”
Away from or not on.
“He’s off the computer, but he’s still on the phone.”
“Keep off the grass.”
Disconnected or subtracted from.
“We’ve been off the grid for three days now.”
“He took 20% off the list price.”
“We’re just off the main road.”
“The island is 23 miles off the cape.”
No longer wanting or taking.
“He’s been off his feed since Tuesday.”
“He’s off his meds again.”
Placed after a number (of products or parts, as if a unit), in commerce or engineeringEngineering.
“Tantalum bar 6 off 3/8″ Dia × 12″ — Atom, Great Britain Atomic Energy Authority, 1972”
“samples submitted … 12 off Thermistors type 1K3A531 … — BSI test report for shock and vibration testing, 2000”
“I’d like to re-order those printer cartridges, let’s say 5-off.”
“He got in the way so I had him offed.”
To switch off.
“Can you off the light?”
Beginning; starting point.
“He has been very obviously an untrustworthy narrator right from the off.”
away from the place in question; to or at a distance
“the man ran off”
“she dashed off to her room”
“we must be off now”
away from the main route
“turn off for Ripon”
so as to be removed or separated
“a section of the runway had been cordoned off”
“he whipped off his coat”
absent; away from work
“take a day off”
“he is off on sick leave”
starting a journey or race; leaving
“the gunmen made off on foot”
“we’re off on holiday tomorrow”
so as to bring to an end or be discontinued
“she broke off her reading to look at her husband”
“the Christmas party rounded off a hugely successful year”
“tell them the wedding’s off”
(of an item on a menu) temporarily unavailable
“strawberries are off”
(of an electrical appliance or power supply) not functioning or so as to cease to function
“the electricity was off for four days”
“switch the TV off”
having access to or possession of material goods or wealth to the extent specified
“how are you off for money?”
“we’d been rather badly off for books”
(with preceding numeral) denoting a quantity produced at one time.
moving away and often down from
“the coat slipped off his arms”
“he rolled off the bed”
“trying to get us off the stage”
situated or leading in a direction away from (a main route or intersection)
“in a little street off Whitehall”
“single wires leading off the main lines”
out at sea from (a place on the coast)
“six miles off Dunkirk”
“anchoring off Blue Bay”
so as to be removed or separated from
“they knocked $2,000 off the price”
“it’s a huge burden off my shoulders”
“threatening to tear the door off its hinges”
“I took a couple of days off work”
“he managed to stay off alcohol”
having a temporary dislike of
“he’s running a temperature and he’s off his food”
characterized by performing or feeling worse than usual; unsatisfactory or inadequate
“even the greatest athletes have off days”
“I felt decidedly off”
(of food) no longer fresh
“the fish was a bit off”
located on the side of a vehicle that is normally furthest from the kerb; offside.
annoying or unfair
“His boss deducted the money from his pay. That was a bit off”
unfriendly or hostile
“there’s no one there except the barmaid, and she’s a bit off”
the half of the field (as divided lengthways through the pitch) towards which the batsman’s feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball.
the start of a race, journey, or experience
“now Ian is ready for the off”
“supposedly loyal workers suddenly upped and offed to the new firms”
“I finally snapped and offed the guy”