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,
I am the most offending soul alive.
2. To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to
I shall offend, either to detain or give
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 (?), 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.
2. To displease; to make angry; to
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
4. To transgress; to violate; to sin
Marry, sir, he hath offended the
5. (Script.) To oppose or obstruct in
duty; to cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.
Who hath you misboden or offended.
If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out . .
. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off.
Matt. v. 29, 3O.
Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing
shall offend them. Ps. cxix. 165.