(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): draw, tie

Definition categories: event, finish

2. the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand

Similar word(s): repulsion

Definition categories: act, stand

Sentences with standoff as a noun:

- I don't want to get involved in the standoff between those two.

- A tense standoff between demonstrators and police continued overnight.


1. Nonstandard spelling of stand off.