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- adj. Within the area of the sea known as the offing; at a considerable distance from land, but visible from shore, often in reference to an approaching ship.
- adj. Soon to come; likely to happen; in the foreseeable future; projected to occur; on the horizon; in the wind.
- adj. At a distance, but visible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. visible but not nearby.
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