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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 ?
The singularity lay in the hostile feelings with which the child regarded all these offsprings of her own heart and mind.
London, July 31 ( ANI ): Offsprings of expecting mothers, who experience stress during pregnancy, can become obese, if the children cope with stress passively, a new study has suggested.
Winners--deemed more fit- reproduce, while losers bear no offspring.