(a) person who offends, esp by breaking a law 冒犯者; 犯规者; （尤指）犯法者, 犯罪者, 犯人
*an offender against society 为害社会的人.
(b) person found guilty of a crime 罪犯; 有罪者
*a persistent offender 惯犯. Cf 参看 first offender (first1).
someone who is guilty of a crime Community punishment is used for less serious offenders. At 16, Scott was already a persistent offender (=someone who has been caught several times for committing crimes) .
→first offender, sex offender, young offender
someone or something that is the cause of something bad Among causes of air pollution, car exhaust fumes may be the worst offender .
1. The offender have escaped. 那个罪犯逃跑了.