of or relating to another world; originating from or located in a place outside one’s native world or planet
The Ermesian vessel was much closer now. A ship with a weapon this far out meant an off-world patrol. Planets not expecting trouble would have no reason for watchful expectancy. So they were expecting him, he guessed.
Pinch of Culture in Astounding Science Fiction Aug. 85/2
Landor ignored the thrust. ‘Where do you go now, Valkyr?’ ‘Off-world.’ ‘Of course,’ Landor smiled thinly, his eyebrows arching over pale, shrewd eyes. ‘Off-world.’
Rebel of Valkyr in Planet Stories Fall 8/1
There is a space port near the Venturi holdings at Po'ult… There is no regular schedule of ships, but off-world traders do come.
Star Guard (1973) 140
When he stepped out on its ruby tinted soil this morning no lingering taint off [sic] his off-world orgin [sic] must remain to disgust the sensitive nostrils of the Salariki.
Plague Ship (1959) i. 6
He was Dane Thorson, acting cargo master of the Queen because Van Ryke, his superior, was off-world and would join them only at the end of this voyage.
Postmarked Stars (1980) 10
In any of the rAkellaron want off-world markets arranged, we have to do it through you, don’t we?
Floating Worlds (1977) 203
Were these women capable of recognizing her offworld accent for what it was?
1993 Locus Oct.
The offworld Winthrop family finally makes a new expedition to see if Earth is still uninhabitable, as history reports.
2001 Locus June 35/2
Uncovering the Ila’s past as an offworld fugitive.
2003 Dreamwatch Aug. 8/1
The season’s 14th and 15th episodes see Fraiser shot and killed while trying to save an SGC member during an off-world fire fight.
Walking to the top of Herculaneum was another of Far Away’s principal tourist attractions. It wasn’t difficult, the slopes weren’t particularly steep, and the low gravity gave offworld visitors an easy time of it.
Pandora's Star iv. 93
Biologists, delighted with the opportunity to study off-world life, had lined up for assignment, and Cephei III had continued to receive researchers ever since.
Odyssey xxv. 221
B. I. Kahn, in Astounding
Research HistoryMike Christie submitted a cite from a 1957 reprint of Andre Norton's 1955 "Sargasso of Space".
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1984 reprint of Andre Norton's 1957 "Star Born".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Andre Norton's 1955 "Star Guard".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Bernard I. Kahn's "A Pinch of Culture"
Added to the OED in March 2004 with an earliest date of 1956.
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