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off·ing

 (ô′fĭng, ŏf′ĭng)
n.
The part of the sea visible from shore that is very distant or beyond anchoring ground.
Idiom:
in the offing
1. In the near or immediate future; soon to come: with exams finished and graduation in the offing.
2. Nearby; at hand.

offing

(ˈɒfɪŋ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore
2. in the offing likely to occur soon

off•ing

(ˈɔ fɪŋ, ˈɒf ɪŋ)

n.
the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore.
Idioms:
in the offing,
a. at a distance but within sight.
b. in the projected future; likely to happen.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offing - the near or foreseeable future; "there was a wedding in the offing"
future, futurity, time to come, hereafter - the time yet to come
2.offing - the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area; "there was a ship in the offing"
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
briny, main - any very large body of (salt) water

offing

noun
in the offing imminent, coming, close, near, coming up, gathering, on the way, in the air, forthcoming, looming, brewing, hovering, impending, at hand, upcoming, on the cards, on the horizon, in the wings, in the pipeline, nigh (archaic), in prospect, close at hand, fast-approaching, in the immediate future, just round the corner A general amnesty for political prisoners may be in the offing.
Translations

offing

[ˈɒfɪŋ] N to be in the offing (Naut) → haber a la vista (fig) → haber en perspectiva

offing

[ˈɒfɪŋ] n
in the offing → en vue
A wedding is in the offing → Il y a un mariage en vue.off-key [ˌɒfˈkiː]
adjfaux(fausse)
advfaux
to sing off-key → chanter fauxoff-licence [ˈɒflaɪsəns] n (British) (= shop) → magasin m de vins et spiritueuxoff limits off-limits [ˌɒfˈlɪmɪts] adj [place] → interdit(e) d'accès
to be off-limits to sb → être interdit à qn

offing

n in the offingin Sicht; there’s a pay rise (Brit) or raise (US) in the offing for usuns steht eine Gehaltserhöhung bevor, wir haben Aussicht auf eine Gehaltserhöhung

offing

[ˈɒfɪŋ] n in the offing (fig) → in vista
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