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offing

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noun off·ing \ˈȯ-fiŋ, ˈä-\

Definition of offing

  1. 1 :  the part of the deep sea seen from the shore

  2. 2 :  the near or foreseeable future <in the offing>



Examples of offing in a sentence

  1. <major changes are in the offing for the company>



Origin and Etymology of offing

1off


First Known Use: 1608



OFFING Defined for Kids

offing

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noun off·ing \ˈȯ-fiŋ\

Definition of offing for Students

  1. :  the near future or distance <I see trouble in the offing.>




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