something offered in worship or devotion, as to a deity; an oblation or sacrifice.
a contribution given to or through the church for a particular purpose, as at a religious service.
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How to use offering in a sentence
Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America? | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dance instructors run a lucrative trade offering private lessons to couples before their wedding receptions, typically the tango.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread | IranWire | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Ovens using gas cylinders were set up to make bread under bridges, and nursing stations appeared, offering medicines,” he writes.
We are a huge, complex, diverse country still offering freedom, opportunity and hope.
Legacy content providers are increasingly offering their shows directly to viewers through the Internet.
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
So we placed some of these holy relics upon the sick man, at the same time offering our vows for him, and then he improved.
Again she was buxom and blooming, one whose hand you would take instead of offering an arm.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
"Come and say good night," said Aunty Rosa, offering a withered cheek.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Around her skirts a whole bevy of Cupids are gathering blossoms and offering them to the girl.Bastien Lepage | Fr. Crastre
British Dictionary definitions for offering
something that is offered
a contribution to the funds of a religious organization
a sacrifice, as of an animal, to a deity
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