Offal to Officiant
(Of"fal) n. [Off + fall.]
1. The rejected or waste parts of a butchered animal.
2. A dead body; carrion. Shak.
3. That which is thrown away as worthless or unfit for use; refuse; rubbish.
The off als of other profession.South.
1. That which is cut off.
2. (Bookbinding) A portion ofthe printed sheet, in certain sizes of books, that is cut off before folding.
(Of*fence") n. See Offense.
(Of*fend) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Offended; p. pr. & vb. n. Offending.] [OF. offendre, L. offendere,
offensum; ob (see Ob-) + fendere (in comp.) to thrust, dash. See Defend.]
1. To strike against; to attack; to assail. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
2. To displease; to make angry; to affront.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city.Prov. xviii. 19.
3. To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as, strong light offends the eye; to offend the conscience.
4. To transgress; to violate; to sin against. [Obs.]
Marry, sir, he hath offended the law.Shak.
5. (Script.) To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall. [Obs.]
Who hath you misboden or offended.Chaucer.
If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out . . . And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off.Matt. v. 29,
Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them.Ps. cxix. 165.
(Of*fend"), v. i.
1. To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime; to stumble; to sin.
Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.James ii. 10.
If it be a sin to cevet honor,Shak.
I am the most offending soul alive.
2. To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.
I shall offend, either to detain or give it.Shak. To offend against, to do an injury or wrong to; to commit an offense against. "We have offended against
the Lord already." 2 Chron. xxviii. 13.
(Of*fend"ant) n. An offender. [R.] Holland.