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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 ?
Offer a prayer, sir," said he, "to King Neptune, for it is his feast that you are joining; when you have duly prayed and made your drink offering, pass the cup to your friend that he may do so also.
More especially we pray thee send down thy grace on Nestor and on his sons; thereafter also make the rest of the Pylian people some handsome return for the goodly hecatomb they are offering you.
The rest, stay all of you where you are; tell the maids in the house to prepare an excellent dinner, and to fetch seats, and logs of wood for a burnt offering.
Men-servants poured water over the hands of the guests, while pages filled the mixing-bowls with wine and water, and handed it round after giving every man his drink-offering; then, when they had made their offerings, and had drunk each as much as he was minded, the envoys set out from the tent of Agamemnon son of Atreus; and Nestor, looking first to one and then to another, but most especially at Ulysses, was instant with them that they should prevail with the noble son of Peleus.
Were not the son of Atreus offering you gifts and promising others later--if he were still furious and implacable-- I am not he that would bid you throw off your anger and help the Achaeans, no matter how great their need; but he is giving much now, and more hereafter; he has sent his captains to urge his suit, and has chosen those who of all the Argives are most acceptable to you; make not then their words and their coming to be of none effect.
Fogg persisted, offering the excessive sum of ten pounds an hour for the loan of the beast to Allahabad.
I know very well that there was no idea of offering a reward yesterday afternoon.
The offering of the reward, sir," Inspector Jacks said, "can do no harm, and it may possibly assist us very materially.
More than one bold adventurer presented himself, offering to share the dangers as well as the glory of the undertaking; but he refused them all, without giving his reasons for rejecting them.
But while I was in the city, uncertain what to do, as I could not find Don Fernando, I heard notice given by the public crier offering a great reward to anyone who should find me, and giving the particulars of my age and of the very dress I wore; and I heard it said that the lad who came with me had taken me away from my father's house; a thing that cut me to the heart, showing how low my good name had fallen, since it was not enough that I should lose it by my flight, but they must add with whom I had fled, and that one so much beneath me and so unworthy of my consideration.