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
Recent Examples on the Web Lush landscapes form the backdrop for this luxurious resort offering dining at eight restaurants including five a la carte restaurants, a buffet, grill, and café, as well as cocktail lounges and a swim-up pool bar. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2022 Thayer-Funfgeld said that early on, Thayer’s Select Meats quickly became known as the area butcher shop offering friendliness, quality and great customer service. John Benson, cleveland, 11 May 2022 But Matt Johnson, co-chief executive of TruConnect, said California is the only state that won’t let wireless companies bundle Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program money into one enhanced offering for customers. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2022 The third and fourth episodes drop in theatres June 30 and the final two episode merge for one theatrical offering on July 14. Meredith Woerner, Variety, 9 May 2022 Portland will have a mostly dry, but cloudy, morning followed by an unsettled afternoon offering showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. oregonlive, 9 May 2022 From its farm-to-table mindset to the sustainable seafood pledge, the estate’s culinary offering is another element that deserves praise for mindful innovation under the visionary leadership of Chef Tod Kawachi. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 7 May 2022 This new model is slated to bring back the Fusion name previously applied to Ford's now-dead mid-size sedan offering. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 6 May 2022 Using this offering, iPhone users can learn more about popular art, landmarks and books, as well as plants and flowers found in nature and breeds of pets that are captured in their photos. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Chron, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of offering

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

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14 May 2022

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“Offering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for offering


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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