offering

noun
of·​fer·​ing | \ ˈȯ-f(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce offering (audio) , 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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Based on the three-row Atlas SUV, the Cross Sport is expected to be a two-row offering to compete with the likes of the Honda Passport and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Volkswagen's Atlas Cross Sport Two-Row SUV Is Almost Here," 31 May 2019 Each will be a 14-acre offering consisting of rides, shops and restaurants representing the largest single expansion in either park’s history. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Star Wars Attractions Give Force to Disney Theme Parks," 30 May 2019 In addition to visiting a bridal salon, enlisting a custom piece, or shopping online, Amsale, known for classic silhouettes with a minimal flair, debuted a new offering on their runway for Spring 2020. Heather Hall, Harper's BAZAAR, "From Bridal Salons to Custom Gowns, Here's Where Size Inclusivity Stands in the Bridal Industry," 19 Apr. 2019 Foss says the developers who work with Urban 315 | Compass bring a rare and often irreplaceable offering of architecture, location and site development. Rainier View Homes, The Seattle Times, "Cottage community open April 13-14 in South Seattle," 11 Apr. 2019 When our whimsical protagonist tries to offer her ex a peace offering — a gift of magical colored pencils and an enchanted eggnog — Harvey refuses to accept. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Kiernan Shipka on Sabrina and Harvey's Fate in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"," 16 Dec. 2018 And this year, at last week's re:Invent 2018, Amazon announced its counter to Microsoft's Azure Stack with a new on-premises offering of its own. Jason Levitt And Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost," 12 Dec. 2018 Snapchat is the fastest way to communicate and also have a really strong premium content offering. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Taking a page from YouTube, Snap VP Nick Bell wants to find the next generation of media stars," 25 Oct. 2018 Just two days after Ostroff’s announcement, The Information reported that Apple was working on a brand-new media bundle that would combine Apple Music, original TV content and news magazines into a single subscription offering. Cherie Hu, Billboard, "Aggressive Content Bundling Might Be Spotify's Only Chance of Competing With Apple, Amazon," 10 July 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 How to pronounce offering (audio) , 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

noun
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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