Etymology: Middle English, off, of, from Old English, adverb & preposition; akin to Old High German aba off, away, Latin ab from, away, Greek apo
Date: before 12th century
1 -- used as a function word to indicate a point of reckoning <north of the lake>
2 a -- used as a function word to indicate origin or derivation <a man of noble birth> b -- used as a function word to indicate the cause, motive, or reason <died of flu> c : BY <plays of Shakespeare> d : on the part of <very kind of you>
3 -- used as a function word to indicate the component material, parts, or elements or the contents <throne of gold> <cup of water>
4 a -- used as a function word to indicate the whole that includes the part denoted by the preceding word <most of the army> b -- used as a function word to indicate a whole or quantity from which a part is removed or expended <gave of his time>
5 a : relating to : ABOUT <stories of her travels> b : in respect to <slow of speech>
6 a -- used as a function word to indicate belonging or a possessive relationship <king of England> b -- used as a function word to indicate relationship between a result determined by a function or operation and a basic entity (as an independent variable) <a function of x> <the product of two numbers>
7 -- used as a function word to indicate something from which a person or thing is delivered <eased of her pain> or with respect to which someone or something is made destitute <robbed of all their belongings>
8 a -- used as a function word to indicate a particular example belonging to the class denoted by the preceding noun <the city of Rome> b -- used as a function word to indicate apposition <that fool of a husband>
9 a -- used as a function word to indicate the object of an action denoted or implied by the preceding noun <love of nature> b -- used as a function word to indicate the application of a verb <cheats him of a dollar> or of an adjective <fond of candy>
10 -- used as a function word to indicate a characteristic or distinctive quality or possession <a woman of courage>
11 a -- used as a function word to indicate the position in time of an action or occurrence <died of a Monday> b : BEFORE <quarter of ten>
12 archaic : ON <a plague of all cowards -- Shakespeare>
'SON of a BITCH!'
Used by idiots who can't articulate correctly in place of the word "have".
Cross-reference: Often used in the same sentence as "your" when what they really mean to say is "you're".
In frequent use in England.
I should of asked for her number.
Those movie tickets cost more than they should of.
It's raining. Your going to be sorry. You should of brought an umbrella.
ODD FUTURE this is short for OFWGKTA Tyler, The Creator's group
OF all day... GOLF WANG!
OF! Not that again. Shit, man!
Original fiction; original stories posted online by their authors on a free-to-view website.
I read OF
In fanfiction genres, Original Flavoured. This is a story that fits perfectly into the original story. That means no changes in the characters and such, so that the fanfiction does in no way disturb the original.
'You can so believe this OF fic happened during the series timeskip!'
The large lump a male grows on his lower back during and after menopause.
The colour of vomit after it has been left in a bucket of blue paint for a while.
My of has turned of.