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offering

[ aw-fer-ing, of-er- ]
/ ˈɔ fər ɪŋ, ˈɒf ər- /
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noun

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.
anything offered as a gift.
something presented for inspection or sale.
a sale: our spring offering of furniture.
the act of one who offers.

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RELATED WORDS

contribution, gift, sacrifice, beneficence, oblation, atonement, alms, charity, present, subscription, expiation

Nearby words

offensive, offensively, offer, offer document, offer price, offering, offering price, offertory, offhand, offiah, office

Origin of offering

before 1000; Middle English; Old English offrung. See offer, -ing1

Definition for offering (2 of 2)

offer

[ aw-fer, of-er ]
/ ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of offer

before 900; Middle English offren, Old English offrian to present in worship < Latin offerre, equivalent to of- of- + ferre to bring, bear1
SYNONYMS FOR offer
1 Offer, proffer, tender mean to present for acceptance or refusal. Offer is a common word in general use for presenting something to be accepted or rejected: to offer assistance. Proffer, with the same meaning, is now chiefly a literary word: to proffer one's services. Tender (no longer used in reference to concrete objects) is a ceremonious term for a more or less formal or conventional act: to tender one's resignation.
2 give, move, propose.
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British Dictionary definitions for offering (1 of 3)

offering

/ (ˈɒfərɪŋ) /

noun

something that is offered
a contribution to the funds of a religious organization
a sacrifice, as of an animal, to a deity

British Dictionary definitions for offering (2 of 3)

offer

/ (ˈɒfə) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsofferer or offeror, noun

Word Origin for offer

Old English, from Latin offerre to present, from ob- to + ferre to bring

British Dictionary definitions for offering (3 of 3)

Offer

/ (ˈɒfə) /

n acronym for (formerly, in Britain)

Office of Electricity Regulation: merged with Ofgas in 1999 to form Ofgem
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