View synonyms for offering


[ aw-fer-ing, of-er- ]


  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.
  3. anything offered as a gift.
  4. something presented for inspection or sale.
  5. a sale:

    our spring offering of furniture.

  6. the act of one who offers.


/ ˈɒfərɪŋ /


  1. something that is offered
  2. a contribution to the funds of a religious organization
  3. a sacrifice, as of an animal, to a deity
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of offering1

First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English offrung; equivalent to offer + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

Seeking it out, though, will lead you to some exceptionally good wine shops and restaurants that pride themselves on unique offerings, and from there a world of fun drinking awaits.

From Eater

It’s Twitter’s code name for a set of subscription-based offerings in the works, according to Bloomberg.

From Digiday

Barcode Scanner, one of dozens of such apps available in the official Google app repository, began its life as a legitimate offering.

Eight out of the publisher’s nine brands have at least one main newsletter while some brands, like Inverse and The Zoe Report, have branched out into smaller, subject-specific offerings.

From Digiday

In light of those problems, consumers have shown greater interest in plant-based offerings.

From Vox

Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.

Dance instructors run a lucrative trade offering private lessons to couples before their wedding receptions, typically the tango.

“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.

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.

"Come and say good night," said Aunty Rosa, offering a withered cheek.

Around her skirts a whole bevy of Cupids are gathering blossoms and offering them to the girl.


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