The act of causing anger, resentment, displeasure, or affront. The state of being offended. A violation or infraction of a moral or social code; a transgression or sin. A transgression of law; a crime. Something that outrages moral sensibilities: Genocide is an offense to all civilized humans. The act of attacking or assaulting. Sports The means or tactics used in attempting to score. Sports A team in possession of the ball or puck, or those players whose primary duty is to attempt to score. Sports Scoring ability or potential.