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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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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Recent Examples on the Web The lease sale offered 22 tracts after ten were withdrawn prior to the offering. Timothy Fitzgerald, National Review, "Alaska Auction Shows Oil and Gas Are in Trouble," 11 Jan. 2021 Discovery+, the new streaming service from Discovery, officially launched on Jan. 4, granting viewers access to an amazing offering of more than 55,000 episodes of must-see television, with new episodes added every day. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "How to Watch All of Your Favorite HGTV and Magnolia Network Shows on Discovery+," 11 Jan. 2021 These new categories add a ton of value to an already very solid offering. Jennifer Yellin, CNN Underscored, "Earn more rewards on your groceries with these credit cards," 22 Dec. 2020 Modestino, the economist, moved her third grade daughter from virtual learning in public schools to a private school offering in-person classes. Author: Heather Long, Anchorage Daily News, "Virtual schooling has largely forced moms, not dads, to quit work - and it will hurt the economy for years," 9 Nov. 2020 Rudolph's sassy narration adds spice to yet another tasty food offering. Star Tribune, "Netflix adds all of 'Chappelle's Show': Best things to watch, listen to or read this week," 5 Nov. 2020 PayPal's bullishness on cryptocurrencies, Schulman implied, is based on early response to last month's crypto offering. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "PayPal plans a much wider embrace of cryptocurrency, including Venmo use," 2 Nov. 2020 The ofrenda, which translates to offering, is a place where people can place photos of loved ones who have died along with offerings for them. Megan Marples, CNN, "Día de los Muertos allows grieving Latino community to heal from pandemic losses," 1 Nov. 2020 The latest round values Icon at more than $7 billion and is a precursor to a potential initial public offering within the next year, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Gillian Tan,, "NordicTrack Owner Icon Tops $7 Billion Valuation on New Funding," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of offering

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

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

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26 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Offering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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


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



Legal Definition of offering

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

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