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off·spring

 (ôf′sprĭng′, ŏf′-)
n. pl. offspring
1. The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
2. A child or children of a parent or parents: the offspring of Zeus and Leto.
3. The result or product of something: "the glaciers, the offspring of the gentle snow" (John Muir).

[Middle English ofspring, from Old English : of, off; see off + springan, to rise.]

offspring

(ˈɒfˌsprɪŋ)
n
1. the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny
2. a product, outcome, or result

off•spring

(ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-)

n., pl. -spring, -springs.
1. children or young of a particular parent or progenitor; descendants; progeny.
2. a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
3. the product or result of something.
[before 950]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offspring - the immediate descendants of a personoffspring - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
baby - the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
by-blow, illegitimate, illegitimate child, love child, whoreson, bastard - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
eldest, firstborn - the offspring who came first in the order of birth
grandchild - a child of your son or daughter
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
heir, successor - a person who inherits some title or office
2.offspring - something that comes into existence as a result; "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
3.offspring - any immature animal
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
hatchling - any recently hatched animal (especially birds)
orphan - a young animal without a mother
young mammal - any immature mammal
young bird - a bird that is still young
spat - a young oyster or other bivalve
young fish - a fish that is young

offspring

noun
1. child, baby, kid (informal), youngster, infant, successor, babe, toddler, heir, issue, tot, descendant, wean (Scot.), little one, brat, bairn (Scot.), nipper (informal), chit, scion, babe in arms (informal), sprog (slang), munchkin (informal, chiefly U.S.), rug rat (slang), littlie (Austral. informal), ankle-biter (Austral. slang) She was less anxious about her offspring than she had been.
child parent, predecessor, ancestor, forerunner, forebear, forefather, progenitor, begetter, procreator
2. children, kids (informal), young, family, issue, stock, seed (chiefly biblical), fry, successors, heirs, spawn, descendants, brood, posterity, lineage, progeny, scions Characteristics are often passed from parents to offspring.

offspring

noun
1. A group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:
2. One descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:
Translations
potomstvo
jälkeläinen
potomakpotomstvo
mladič

offspring

[ˈɒfsprɪŋ] N (pl inv) → descendencia f, prole f
to die without offspringmorir sin dejar descendencia

offspring

[ˈɒfsprɪŋ] nprogéniture f

offspring

n
singSprössling m, → Kind nt, → Abkömmling m; (of animal)Junge(s) nt
pl (form, hum, of people) → Nachwuchs m (hum), → Nachkommen pl; (of animals)Junge pl; how are your offspring? (hum)wie gehts dem Nachwuchs? (hum)

offspring

[ˈɒfˌsprɪŋ] n (pl inv, of person) → rampollo; (with pl sense) → prole f; (of animal) → piccolo/a; (with pl sense) → piccoli/e

offspring

n. descendencia, sucesión, hijos.
References in classic literature ?
it is the comely offspring of a faithful dam, and would willingly injure naught.
But, after all, was this unconquerable distrust of Judge Pyncheon's integrity, and this utter denial, apparently, of his claim to stand in the ring of human sympathies,--were they founded in any just perception of his character, or merely the offspring of a woman's unreasonable prejudice, deduced from nothing?
One way and another, it has begotten events so remarkable in themselves, and so continuously momentous in their sequential issues, that whaling may well be regarded as that Egyptian mother, who bore offspring themselves pregnant from her womb.
The solemn light of dawn--the angelic glory of the morning-star--had looked in through the rude window of the shed where Tom was lying; and, as if descending on that star-beam, came the solemn words, "I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
There were no real failures at all, no tears, no parents ashamed of their offspring.
Fortunately for those who pay their court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant; but she will swallow any thing; and the excessive affection and endurance of the Miss Steeles towards her offspring were viewed therefore by Lady Middleton without the smallest surprise or distrust.
Fairfax found you to train it; but now you know that it is the illegitimate offspring of a French opera- girl, you will perhaps think differently of your post and protegee: you will be coming to me some day with notice that you have found another place--that you beg me to look out for a new governess, &c.
If the dead villain could rise from his grave to abuse me for his offspring's wrongs, I should have the fun of seeing the said offspring fight him back again, indignant that he should dare to rail at the one friend he has in the world
On the child's death -- if it had only outlived the mother by a few seconds, instead of a few hours, the result would have been the same -- the next of kin to the legitimate offspring took the money; and that next of kin is the infant's paternal uncle, Michael Vanstone.
Cruncher, turning to his offspring, "it's a buryin'.
not in solitude, but partaking of a social meal in company with a widow lady, and one who is apparently her offspring - in short,' said Mr.
At last this odious offspring whom thou seest Thine own begotten, breaking violent way Tore through my entrails, that with fear and pain Distorted, all my nether shape thus grew Transform'd: but he my inbred enemie Forth issu'd, brandishing his fatal Dart Made to destroy: I fled, and cry'd out DEATH; Hell trembl'd at the hideous Name, and sigh'd From all her Caves, and back resounded DEATH.