- noun1 person who commits a crimeADJECTIVE▪ alleged▪ convicted▪ first, first-time▪
As a first offender, he received a lenient sentence.▪ persistent (esp. BrE), repeat▪ non-violent, violent▪ adult, juvenile, young▪ sex, sexual▪ drugVERB + OFFENDER▪ sentence2 sb/sth that causes troubleADJECTIVE▪ main, worst▪
As regards pollution, old diesel-engined vehicles are the worst offenders.
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offender — of·fend·er /ə fen dər/ n: one that commits an offense a repeat offender Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. offender … Law dictionary
offender — of‧fend‧er [əˈfendə ǁ ər] noun [countable] 1. LAW someone who is guilty of a crime: • Repeat offenders (= people who do something illegal several times ) will face higher fines. • the sentencing of first time offenders … Financial and business terms
Offender — Of*fend er, n. One who offends; one who violates any law, divine or human; a wrongdoer. [1913 Webster] I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders. 1 Kings i. 21. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
offender — (n.) mid 15c., agent noun from OFFEND (Cf. offend) (v.) … Etymology dictionary
offender — [n] perpetrator con*, convict, criminal, crook, culprit, delinquent, felon, guilty party, guilty person, jailbird*, lawbreaker, malefactor, sinner, suspect, transgressor, wrongdoer; concept 91 … New thesaurus
offender — of|fend|er [əˈfendə US ər] n 1.) someone who is guilty of a crime ▪ Community punishment is used for less serious offenders. ▪ At 16, Scott was already a persistent offender (=someone who has been caught several times for committing crimes) .… … Dictionary of contemporary English
offender — [[t]əfe̱ndə(r)[/t]] offenders 1) N COUNT: oft supp N An offender is a person who has committed a crime. The authorities often know that sex offenders will attack again when they are released. 2) N COUNT You can refer to someone or something which … English dictionary
offender — n. a chronic; first offender * * * [ə fendə] first offender a chronic … Combinatory dictionary
offender — noun (C) 1 someone who is guilty of a crime: an institute for young offenders | first offender (=one who has done a criminal action for the first time) 2 someone or something that is the cause of something that is bad: Among causes of air… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
offender */*/ — UK [əˈfendə(r)] / US [əˈfendər] noun [countable] Word forms offender : singular offender plural offenders 1) someone who has committed a crime sex offenders 2) something that is causing a problem Older houses cost a lot to maintain and… … English dictionary