offering

noun

of·​fer·​ing ˈȯ-f(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce offering (audio)
ˈä-
1
a
: the act of one who offers
b
: something offered
especially : a sacrifice ceremonially offered as a part of worship
c
: a contribution to the support of a church
2
: something offered for sale or patronage
latest offerings of the leading novelists
3
: a course of instruction or study

Examples of offering in a Sentence

Each household must make daily offerings to the gods. The company is trying to generate interest in its new offerings. the café's tasty dessert offerings
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of offering was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Offering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/offering. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

offering

noun
of·​fer·​ing ˈȯf-(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce offering (audio)
ˈäf-
1
: the act of one who offers
2
a
: something offered
b
: a sacrifice offered as a part of worship
3
: a contribution to the support of a church

Legal Definition

offering

noun
of·​fer·​ing
: an issuance (as of securities) for sale
raise capital through a public offering of stock

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