- children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
- a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
- a descendant.
- descendants collectively.
- the product, result, or effect of something: the offspring of an inventive mind.
Origin of offspring
Related Words for offspringsbrood, generation, progeny, heir, cub, baby, descendant, kid, pup, spawn, lineage, scion, family, bambino, young, produce, posterity, heredity, seed, succession
Examples from the Web for offsprings
Historical Examples of offsprings
All such schemes are offsprings of an ambitious imagination.Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862
Uranos as well as Kronos and Pontos were offsprings of the Earth.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art
G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
Hitherto the Sydney Vanes had been unfortunate in their offsprings.A Life Sentence
When we cease to hope, memory may cease to recall what were once the offsprings of hope.Mark Hurdlestone
Imagine a scientific cattle-breeder possessing a perfect bull, contented that one of its offsprings should take a single prize!Race Improvement : or, Eugenics : a Little Book on a Great Subject
La Reine Helen Baker
- the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny
- a product, outcome, or result
Word Origin and History for offsprings
Old English ofspring "children or young collectively, descendants," literally "those who spring off (someone,)" from off + springan "to spring" (see spring (v.)). The figurative sense is first recorded c.1600.
- The progeny or descendants of a person, animal, or plant considered as a group.
- A child of particular parentage.