[ aw-fer-ing, of-er- ]
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  1. something offered in worship or devotion, as to a deity; an oblation or sacrifice.

  2. a contribution given to or through the church for a particular purpose, as at a religious service.

  1. anything offered as a gift.

  2. something presented for inspection or sale.

  3. a sale: our spring offering of furniture.

  4. the act of one who offers.

Origin of offering

First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English offrung; equivalent to offer + -ing1

Words Nearby offering Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use offering in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for offering


/ (ˈɒfərɪŋ) /

  1. something that is offered

  2. a contribution to the funds of a religious organization

  1. a sacrifice, as of an animal, to a deity

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