Noun offence has 5 senses
  1. offense, offence, offensive - the action of attacking an enemy
    --1 is a kind of operation, military operation
    --1 has particulars: counteroffensive; dirty war; rollback, push back
  2. offense, offence - the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
    --2 is a kind of team, squad
    Antonyms: defense, defence, defending team
  3. umbrage, offense, offence - a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"
    --3 is a kind of anger, choler, ire
    Derived form: verb offend1
  4. discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity - a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
    --4 is a kind of behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings
    --4 has particulars:
     derision, ridicule; indelicacy; insolence; insult, affront; presumption; rebuff, slight
    Derived form: verb offend4
  5. misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, offence, offense, violation, infringement - a crime less serious than a felony
    --5 is a kind of crime, law-breaking
    --5 has particulars:
     disorderly conduct, disorderly behavior, disturbance of the peace, breach of the peace; false pretense, false pretence; indecent exposure, public nudity; perjury, bearing false witness, lying under oath; sedition
    Derived form: verb offend2