burnt offering


noun

an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity.

Nearby words

  1. burnsides,
  2. burnsville,
  3. burnt,
  4. burnt almond,
  5. burnt lime,
  6. burnt shale,
  7. burnt sienna,
  8. burnt umber,
  9. burnt-out,
  10. burnt-tip orchid

Origin of burnt offering

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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British Dictionary definitions for burnt offering

burnt offering

noun

a sacrificial offering burnt, usually on an altar, to honour, propitiate, or supplicate a deity
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