What does the word offensive mean?

Usage examples for offensive

  1. It was essential that he should be prepared for offensive action. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. And the offensive and defensive alliance thus ratified, we parted, each the richer for a new friend. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  3. That is why we await with confidence and quietness the next great offensive for the Germans. – The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon by Newell Dwight Hillis