offense

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "offence."
offense(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (legal)
a. la infracción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Drug trafficking is a federal offense.El narcotráfico es una infracción federal.
b. el delito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Because it was his third offense, the police put him in prison.Como era su tercer delito, la policía lo metió en la cárcel.
2. (insult)
a. la ofensa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I'm sorry. I meant no offense by what I said.Lo siento, no pretendía que sonara a ofensa lo que dije.
b. el atentado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The way he lies is an offense to all that is holy and decent.Su manera de mentir es un atentado contra todo lo que es santo y decente.
c. ofender (verb)
You should apologize. I think you gave the teacher offense by not submitting your homework on time.Debes disculparte. Creo que ofendiste al profesor al no entregar la tarea a tiempo.
3. (sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He plays much better when he is on offense.Juega mucho mejor cuando está de ataque.
b. la ofensiva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Because the coach didn't spend much time planning the offense, the team barely scored.Como el entrenador no pasó mucho tiempo planeando la ofensiva, el equipo apenas marcó.
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offense
offense [əˈfens]
noun
(US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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