1) Living without using the services of public or private utility companies (grids) such as electric, gas, or water, by generating and providing for one's needs such as by using solar power, etc.

2) One who disdains all recordable common forms of commerce, such as eschewing any form of credit extension, banking services or reportable payroll activities, using only cash so as to avoid any traceable transactions, e.g., living completely 'underground.'

Famous "off the grid" people include such disparate types as environmental champion Daryl Hannah and sociopathic Luddite Ted Kaczynski.
1) Bob lived off the grid in his rustic cabin in the mountains, where he provided for all his own means.

2) Leaving behind no record of his existance other than his birth certificate and social security number, Jim lived totally off the grid.
by Robin Michael January 07, 2008
Top Definition
(adj.) Unrecorded, untraceable through normal means.
Amish people live off the grid.

My package was not delivered,a nd has gone off the grid.
by Kung-fu Jesus June 26, 2004
The term for a person who is not on a social networking site; i.e. myspace, facebook, friendster, livejournal
"Hey, link me to the myspace of that girl you hooked up wtih."
"I can't. She's off the grid."
by Jacob Sisson August 19, 2006
Not using utilities such as water or electricity
He was so distrusting he lived off the grid.
by The Return of Light Joker March 15, 2010
Subscribing to AT&T wireless service in New York City or San Francisco.
Just got my new iPhone and AT&T service... I've decided to go off the grid.
The point in alcohol consumption where the imbiber goes from a little tipsy to full-on inebriated. Usually happens quickly if drinking on an empty stomach or from mixing many types of alcohol at one sitting.
Shelia was fine after splitting that bottle of wine at dinner, but she went off the grid soon after chugging Jane's orphaned vodka drinks.
by about100percent October 12, 2012
paying with cash, making the transaction almost untraceable
Chris always pays for porn with cash, he is living off the grid
by Lazy ass Doug April 01, 2007

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