I have often used the word "offset" as a predicate adjective (or perhaps as part of a passive verb construction?) in the sense of "displaced" or "out of alignment (with)," as in the following sentences:
Each row of bricks is offset by half a brick from the previous row.
The times documented on the form were offset by 7 minutes from their expected values.
But I recently discovered (while attempting to find a synonym) that I cannot really find this adjectival usage of the word "offset" attested in a dictionary or thesaurus.
Merriam-Webster offers a bunch of noun senses plus the following verb senses:
1a : to place over against something : BALANCE
// credits offset debits
b : to serve as a counterbalance for : COMPENSATE
// his speed offset his opponent's greater weight
2 : to form an offset in
// offset a wall
of, noting, or pertaining to an offset
placed away from a center line; off-center
but none of the "examples from the web" on that page seem to use the word in these senses so I'm not sure exactly what these particular definitions are getting at.
Thesauruses (e.g. Merriam-Webster, thesaurus.com) likewise only offer synonyms like "counterbalance" or "compensate (for)," not anything like "displaced" or "displace" (depending on whether we interpret my usage as a predicate adjective or a passive verb).
I feel as though my usage is common, but if so I would expect to find it attested in these dictionaries. If I have been using this word incorrectly for all this time, what descriptor would you use to refer to the relationship between, say, two rows of bricks?