In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something
- An agent, element, or thing that balances, counteracts, or compensates for something else.
- One thing set off or developed from something else.
- The start or initial stage; the outset.
- Architecture A ledge or recess in a wall formed by a reduction in thickness above; a setoff.
- Botany A shoot that develops laterally at the base of a plant, often rooting to form a new plant.
- Geology A spur of a mountain range or hills.
- A bend in a pipe, bar, or other straight continuous piece made to allow it to pass around an obstruction.
- A short distance measured perpendicularly from the main line in surveying, used to help in calculating the area of an irregular plot.
- A descendant of a race or family; an offshoot.
- Printing An unintentional or faulty transfer of wet ink from a printed sheet to another surface in contact with it. Also called setoff.
- Printing Offset printing.
- To counterbalance, counteract, or compensate for: fringe benefits designed to offset low salaries.
- Printing To cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface.
- Printing To produce by offset printing.
- To make or form an offset in (a wall, bar, or pipe).
- To develop, project, or be situated as an offset.
- Printing To become marked by or cause an unintentional transfer of ink.