American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of making an offer.
- n. Something, such as stock, that is offered.
- n. A presentation made to a deity as an act of religious worship or sacrifice; an oblation.
- n. A contribution or gift, especially one made at a religious service.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who offers: as, there were few offerings in railroad shares to-day; heavy offerings in December wheat.
- n. That which is offered; a thing offered or given; a gift. Specifically — Something offered or presented in divine service, as an expression of gratitude or thanks, to procure some favor or benefit, or to atone for sin or conciliate the Deity; an oblation; a sacrifice. In the ancient Jewish Church offerings were classed as burnt-offerings, peace-, sin-, and trespass-offerings. They may also be divided into animal or bloody offerings (sheep, goats, cattle, doves), and vegetable or unbloody offerings.
- v. present participle of offer.
- n. An act of offering.
- n. That which has been offered; a sacrifice.
- n. An oblation or presentation made as a religious act.
- n. A contribution given at a religious service.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of an offerer; a proffering.
- n. 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.
- n. (Ch. of Eng.) A sum of money offered, as in church service. Personal tithes payable according to custom, either at certain seasons as Christmas or Easter, or on certain occasions as marriages or christenings.
- n. the verbal act of offering
- n. the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
- n. money contributed to a religious organization
- n. something offered (as a proposal or bid)
“If you permit a truant to peep into your literary seminary, he will venture to present you with the inclosed hastily written lines, as a peace offering; but shall not be irritated beyond measure, should you choose to convert it into a _burnt offering_, as a just punishment for time misspent.”
“But this is a general ratcheting up of tensions with Cuba, a souring of relations, which began quite auspiciously under President Obama, who began his term offering really an olive branch to the Cuban government.”
“But as thou doest not well (that is, art a sinner), a sin offering is necessary, by bringing which thou wouldest have met with acceptance and retained the honors of thy birthright.”
“It contains technical theological terms -- such as Jesus being "consubstantial" with the Father, replacing the current phrase "one in being," and "oblation," replacing the term "offering.”
“When Qatalyst launched, the name offering praise on the press release was Google's chairman Eric Schmidt.”
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“A lot of their offering is available in multiple formats without any DRM whatsoever.”
“October 4th, making directly for Europe, with news of his discovery of this fine river and its adjacent country, which he described as offering every inducement for settlers or traders that could be desired.”
“It was a disappointment when a label offering the artist's name along with titles for the works was later pasted on the glass.”
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