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STANDOFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does standoff mean? 

STANDOFF (noun)
  The noun STANDOFF has 2 senses:

1. the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
2. the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand

  Familiarity information: STANDOFF used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STANDOFF (noun)


Sense 1standoff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

standoff; draw; tie

Context examples:

the game ended in a draw / their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Hypernyms ("standoff" is a kind of...):

finish (designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "standoff"):

dead heat (a tie in a race)

stalemate (drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check)


Sense 2standoff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

standoff; repulsion

Hypernyms ("standoff" is a kind of...):

stand (a defensive effort)


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