This is more related to sport knowledge, but I need the meaning of the word. When in football we say

someone is in offside

do we mean

someone being off the side, meaning out of the side?

If so, what is the meaning of "side" here and whose side is meant?


The meaning of "offside" is somewhat different between American football and "real" football (what Americans call soccer), but they both mean that a player has moved off their team's "side" of the field and into an area they are not permitted, or that they got to that part of the field in a way they weren't supposed to. (Hockey also has an offside penalty that is similar to the soccer usage.)

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