offering

noun
of·​fer·​ing | \ ˈȯ-f(ə-)riŋ, ˈä-\

Definition of offering

1a : 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

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Synonyms for offering

Synonyms

immolation, sacrifice, victim

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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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Newsletter Sign-up Steve Ballmer’s reign was characterized by a Windows-everywhere strategy in which the bulk of Microsoft’s offerings had to both run on and support the company’s core OS. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Apple’s Next Move: Be More Like Microsoft," 10 Jan. 2019 Must-visit properties have taken the opportunity to rebuild as a way to revamp, making improvements to their offerings and investments in their rooms and grounds. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 The death of the sedan was widely predicted in 2018—both Ford and GM deciding to axe many of their non-SUV offerings certainly gives that impression. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2018 Cars Technica cars and SUVs of the year," 30 Dec. 2018 Private lessons are also available for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and other wintry outdoor activities, as are specific couples retreat packages tailored to the season’s best offerings. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 Flagship carrier Turkish Airlines, meanwhile, is ramping up its business class offerings while continuing to slash fares for economy travelers. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday offered better deals on 4K HDR TVs in this size range, but TCL’s offering is most likely a step above in terms of build quality and performance. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "TCL’s excellent 6-Series 4K TV is only $499.99 at Best Buy," 17 Dec. 2018 Construction on the $400 million expansion won’t be completed until 2023, but Lazenby is worried not so much about growing as about diluting the exclusivity of his offerings. Horacio Silva, Town & Country, "A Guide to Miami's Chicest Shopping Districts," 30 Nov. 2018 One of their earliest and most exciting offerings is this weekend’s Road to Christmas which stars Chad Michael Murray in his first-ever Hallmark Christmas movie. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "A Complete Guide to Chad Michael Murray's Relationships," 4 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of offering

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

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offering

noun

Financial Definition of offering

What It Is

An offering is the process of issuing new securities for sale to the public.

How It Works

For example, let's say the founders of Company XYZ want to sell half of their shares. They need buyers and would like to offer their shares to members of the general public. In order to do that, Company XYZ hires an underwriter, which determines the value of the shares and creates an offering memorandum that discloses important information about the company to potential buyers. The underwriters then conduct the offering, which facilitates the sale of the shares to the public via a stock exchange.

Why It Matters

Offerings are a way to raise capital, which is what companies need to grow and access cash. If a stock offering is the first of its kind for a company, this is called an initial public offering (IPO). It is important to note that offerings are not limited to stock offerings; bonds and a variety of other securities also circulate via offerings.

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offering

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English Language Learners Definition of offering

: something that is given to God or a god as a part of religious worship

: an act of giving a religious offering

: something that is available for sale or use

offering

noun
of·​fer·​ing | \ ˈȯ-fə-riŋ, ˈȯf-riŋ\

Kids Definition of offering

1 : something presented for acceptance
2 : a contribution to the support of a church
3 : a sacrifice given as part of worship

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offering

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of·​fer·​ing

Legal Definition of offering

: an issuance (as of securities) for sale raise capital through a public offering of stock

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