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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Editors' Favorites 20 Slides At Allure, we get inundated with the latest and greatest of beauty's offerings every day. Allure, "The Best New Beauty Products of March 2019," 1 Apr. 2019 RELATED Supermarkets are bringing more technology to their procurement and inventory management as the growth of online grocery offerings such as in-store pickup of online orders puts more pressure on supply chains. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Food Lion, Other Grocers Will Use AI for Food Suppliers," 27 Mar. 2019 The full list of offerings is still in the works, but expect a full coffee bar, a variety of teas, and some tasty pastries. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Opening a Coffee Shop So Plan Your Trip to Waco Now," 20 Feb. 2019 Fewer than 4% of initial coin offerings raising $50 million to $100 million were successful or promising, according to a March analysis from ICO advisory firm Satis Group. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Bitcoin bloodbath nears levels of dot-com bust; many tokens go to zero," 29 June 2018 Unfortunately, the typical smooth hydrangea bloom measures 3-4 inches across but is made up almost entirely of the non-showy, fertile flowers with just a few of the showy offerings spotted around the edge of the bloom. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Why this Kentucky plant is the 'Manolo Blahniks' of the garden world," 22 June 2018 Low-income and middle-class students often want to compare multiple financial aid offerings when choosing a school, but a binding early decision acceptance prevents them from doing this. James Wellemeyer, Teen Vogue, "Applying to College Early Is a Privilege Not Every Student Can Afford," 20 Mar. 2019 The collection features a range of design styles, including French, Scandinavian, and Italian offerings. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "CB2 Launches Vintage Collection with ELLE Decor A-Lister Charlie Ferrer," 14 Mar. 2019 Pick from lettuce wraps, fried rice, dumplings, and other speciality offerings. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "20 Restaurants That Will Stay Open on Easter Sunday," 12 Mar. 2019

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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

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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

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Legal Definition of offering

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

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