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of·fer·ing

 (ô′fər-ĭng, ŏf′ər-)
n.
1. The act of making an offer.
2. Something, such as stock, that is offered.
3. A presentation made to a deity as an act of religious worship or sacrifice; an oblation.
4. A contribution or gift, especially one made at a religious service.

offering

(ˈɒfərɪŋ)
n
1. something that is offered
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a contribution to the funds of a religious organization
3. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a sacrifice, as of an animal, to a deity

of•fer•ing

(ˈɔ fər ɪŋ, ˈɒf ər-)

n.
1. something offered in worship or devotion.
2. a contribution given to or through the church.
3. anything offered as a gift.
4. something presented for inspection or sale.
5. the act of one who offers.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offering - something offered (as a proposal or bid)offering - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
contract offer - offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate
proposition - an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
counteroffer - an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
bid, tender - a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
prospectus - a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise; "a prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision"
tender offer - an offer to buy shares in a corporation (usually above the market price) for cash or securities or both
reward - the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
rights issue, rights offering - an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later; "the investment banker who handles a rights offering usually agrees to buy any shares not bought by shareholders"
special - a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops"
olive branch, peace offering - something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
twofer - an offer of two for the price of one
2.offering - money contributed to a religious organization
donation, contribution - a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
tithe - an offering of a tenth part of some personal income
offertory - the offerings of the congregation at a religious service
hearth money, Peter's pence - an annual contribution made by Roman Catholics to support the papal see
thank offering - an offering made as an expression of thanks
3.offering - the verbal act of offeringoffering - the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
4.offering - the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity; "oblations for aid to the poor"
giving, gift - the act of giving

offering

noun
1. contribution, gift, donation, present, subscription, hand-out, stipend, widow's mite funds from local church offerings
2. sacrifice, tribute, libation, burnt offering, oblation (in religious contexts) a Shinto ritual in which offerings are made to the great Sun

offering

noun
1. A presentation made to a deity as an act of worship:
2. One or more living creatures slain and offered to a deity as part of a religious rite:
3. Something given to a charity or cause:
Translations
تَبَرُّع للكَنيسَههَدِيَّه
=-gavegaveoffergave
kolehtiuhriuhrilahja
žrtva
gjöfpeningagjöf
vybrané peniaze

offering

[ˈɒfərɪŋ] N
1. (gen) → ofrenda f; (= gift) → regalo m
2. (Rel) → exvoto m; (= sacrifice) → sacrificio m

offering

[ˈɒfərɪŋ] n
(= product) → offre f
vegetarian offerings in posh restaurants
BUT la nourriture végétarienne proposée dans les restaurants huppés.
(= production) [theatre, TV company, film company] → livraison f
the BBC's Animation Unit's new offering → la nouvelle livraison de l'unité animation de la BBC
(to god)offrande foff-guard [ˌɒfˈgɑːrd] adj
to catch sb off-guard (= unawares) → prendre qn de court

offering

nGabe f; (Rel) (= collection)Opfergabe f; (= sacrifice)Opfer nt; (iro: = essay, play etc) → Vorstellung f

offering

[ˈɒfrɪŋ] nofferta

offer

(ˈofə) past tense, past participle ˈoffered verb
1. to put forward (a gift, suggestion etc) for acceptance or refusal. She offered the man a cup of tea; He offered her $20 for the picture.
2. to say that one is willing. He offered to help.
noun
1. an act of offering. an offer of help.
2. an offering of money as the price of something. They made an offer of $50,000 for the house.
ˈoffering noun
1. a gift. a birthday offering.
2. money given during a religious service. a church offering.
on offer
for sale, often cheaply. That shop has chairs on offer at $20 each.
References in classic literature ?
We didn't open it, but we are dying to know what he says," cried Jo, hugging her sister and offering the note.
He was sorry the idea had not come into his mind in the days before his daughter Louise had been born and thought that surely now when he had erected a pile of burning sticks in some lonely place in the woods and had offered the body of a lamb as a burnt offering, God would appear to him and give him a message.
Even the mother was always offering me things, though I knew she expected substantial presents in return.
He remained silent, not offering to defend himself.
They then retired within the walls, and first offering up their thanksgivings for past mercies, and petitioning for a continuance of the Divine favor throughout the coming night, they laid their tender forms on the fragrant couch, and in spite of recollections and forebodings, soon sank into those slumbers which nature so imperiously demanded, and which were sweetened by hopes for the morrow.
The savage, perceiving their defenceless situation, without offering violence to the family attempted to captivate the Negro, who, happily proved an over-match for him, threw him on the ground, and, in the struggle, the mother of the children drew an ax from a corner of the cottage, and cut his head off, while her little daughter shut the door.
Phoebe's Indian cakes were the sweetest offering of all,--in their hue befitting the rustic altars of the innocent and golden age,--or, so brightly yellow were they, resembling some of the bread which was changed to glistening gold when Midas tried to eat it.
It will be seen, likewise, that this Custom-House sketch has a certain propriety, of a kind always recognised in literature, as explaining how a large portion of the following pages came into my possession, and as offering proofs of the authenticity of a narrative therein contained.
I found myself, to meet my friend the better, offering it, on the spot, sarcastically.
Come along here, I'll give ye a glim in a jiffy; and so saying he lighted a candle and held it towards me, offering to lead the way.
Jurgis had never expected to get married-- he had laughed at it as a foolish trap for a man to walk into; but here, without ever having spoken a word to her, with no more than the exchange of half a dozen smiles, he found himself, purple in the face with embarrassment and terror, asking her parents to sell her to him for his wife--and offering his father's two horses he had been sent to the fair to sell.
said her mistress, when Eliza had upset the wash-pitcher, knocked down the workstand, and finally was abstractedly offering her mistress a long nightgown in place of the silk dress she had ordered her to bring from the wardrobe.