offing

noun off·ing \ ˈȯ-fiŋ , ˈä- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of offing

1 : the part of the deep sea seen from the shore
2 : the near or foreseeable future
  • in the offing

Examples of offing in a Sentence

  1. major changes are in the offing for the company

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offing

noun off·ing \ ˈȯ-fiŋ \

Definition of offing for Students

: the near future or distance
  • I see trouble in the offing.

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