offering Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
- noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds
noun money contributed to a religious organization
noun the verbal act of offering
- a generous offer of assistance
noun the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
- oblations for aid to the poor
verb make available or accessible, provide or furnish
- The conference center offers a health spa
- The hotel offers private meeting rooms
verb present for acceptance or rejection
- She offered us all a cold drink
verb agree freely
- She volunteered to drive the old lady home
- I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it
verb put forward for consideration
- He offered his opinion
verb offer verbally
- extend my greetings
- He offered his sympathy
verb make available for sale
- The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week
verb propose a payment
tender; bid; offer.
- The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting
verb produce or introduce on the stage
- The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month
verb present as an act of worship
offer up; offer.
- offer prayers to the gods
verb mount or put up
provide; put up; offer.
- put up a good fight
- offer resistance
verb make available; provide
- extend a loan
- The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages
verb ask (someone) to marry you
pop the question; propose; declare oneself; offer.
- he popped the question on Sunday night
- she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months
- The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman
verb threaten to do something
- I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal
The act of an offerer; a proffering.
That which is offered, esp. in divine service; that which is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin, or as a free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin. offering
They are polluted offerings more abhorred Than spotted livers in the sacrifice. Shak.
A sum of money offered, as in church service; as, a missionary. Specif.: offering (Ch. of Eng.)Personal tithes payable according to custom, either at certain seasons as Christmas or Easter, or on certain occasions as marriages or christenings.
[None] to the offering before her should go. Chaucer.
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