American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: offered me a drink.
- v. To put forward for consideration; propose: offer an opinion.
- v. To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement: offered new statistics in order to facilitate the decision-making process.
- v. To make available; afford: The situation offers us the opportunity to learn more.
- v. To present for sale.
- v. To provide; furnish: a hotel that offers conference facilities.
- v. To propose as payment; bid.
- v. To present as an act of worship: offer up prayers.
- v. To exhibit readiness or desire (to do something); volunteer: offered to carry the packages.
- v. To put up; mount: partisans who offered strong resistance to the invaders.
- v. To threaten: offered to leave without them if they didn't hurry.
- v. To produce or introduce on the stage: The repertory group is offering two new plays this season.
- v. To present an offering in worship or devotion.
- v. To make an offer or proposal, especially of marriage.
- v. To present itself: "This plan was dropped, because of its risk, and because a better offered” ( T.E. Lawrence).
- n. The act of offering: an offer of assistance.
- n. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered.
- n. Law A proposal that if accepted constitutes a legally binding contract.
- n. The condition of being offered, especially for sale: thousands of bushels of wheat on offer.
- n. An attempt; a try.
- n. A show of intention.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring or put forward; present to notice; hold out to notice or for acceptance; present: sometimes used reflexively.
- To present for acceptance or rejection; tender or make tender of; hence, to bid or tender as a price: as, to offer ten dollars for a thing.
- To present solemnly, or as an act of worship: often with up: as, to offer up a prayer; to offer sacrifices; hence, to sacrifice; immolate.
- To expose for sale.
- To propose to give or to do; proffer; volunteer; show a disposition or declare a willingness to do (something): as, to offer help; to offer battle.
- To attempt to do; set about doing (something) to or against one; attempt; make a show of doing (something): as, to offer violence or resistance; to offer an insult.
- Synonyms and Adduce, Allege, Assign, etc. (see adduce), exhibit, extend, hold out, furnish, give, propound, propose, show, move.
- To present itself; come into view or be at hand: as, an opportunity now offers.
- To present or make an offering; offer up prayer, thanks, etc.; present a eucharistic oblation.
- To present one's self in order to pay court or respects; pay one's respects.
- To act on the offensive; deal a blow.
- n. The act of presenting to notice or for acceptance, or that which is brought forward or presented to notice or for acceptance; a proposal made and submitted: as, his offer of protection was declined; to receive an offer of marriage.
- n. The act of bidding or proposing to give a price or to do for a price, or the sum bid; a tender or proposal to give or do something for a specified equivalent, or for something in return: as, no offer of less than a dollar will be received; he made an offer for the building of the bridge.
- n. Attempt; endeavor; essay; show; pretense.
- n. An offering; something presented by way of sacrifice or of acknowledgment.
- n. used in combinations from phrasal verbs agent noun of off
- n. A proposal that has been made.
- n. Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered.
- n. law An invitation to enter into a binding contract communicated to another party which contains terms sufficiently definite to create an enforceable contract if the other party accepts the invitation.
- v. transitive To present (something) to God as a gesture of worship, or for a sacrifice.
- v. transitive To place (something) in a position where it can be added to an existing mechanical assembly.
- v. intransitive To propose or express one's willingness (to do something).
- v. transitive To place at someone’s disposal; to present (something) to be either accepted or turned down.
- v. intransitive To happen, to present itself.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with
- v. To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection
- v. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest. With the infinitive as an objective: To make an offer; to declare one's willingness.
- v. To attempt; to undertake.
- v. To bid, as a price, reward, or wages
- v. To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten
- v. To present itself; to be at hand.
- v. To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; -- used with
- n. The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.
- n. That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid.
- n. Attempt; endeavor; essay.
- v. make available or accessible, provide or furnish
- v. propose a payment
- v. present as an act of worship
- v. agree freely
- v. produce or introduce on the stage
- v. ask (someone) to marry you
- v. put forward for consideration
- v. make available; provide.
- n. a usually brief attempt
- v. make available for sale
- v. threaten to do something
- v. mount or put up
- n. something offered (as a proposal or bid)
- v. present for acceptance or rejection
- v. offer verbally
- n. the verbal act of offering
- off + -er (Wiktionary)
- Middle English offren, from Old English offrian, to present in worship, and from Old French offrir, to propose, present, both from Latin offerre, to present, offer : ob-, to; see ob- + ferre, to bring. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On the other hand, if it confers no actual rights on any who are beyond its reach, -- if it is merely an _offer_ of freedom to all who can come and receive it, -- then those only who do receive it while the offer continues will have any rights by it when it has ceased to be in force.”
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