Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source. See Synonyms at branch.
  • n. A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
  • n. Botany A lateral shoot from the main stem of a plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc..

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A branch from a main stem, street, stream, or the like.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a natural consequence of development

Etymologies

From off- +‎ shoot. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.