from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of making an offer.
  • noun Something, such as stock, that is offered.
  • noun A presentation made to a deity as an act of religious worship or sacrifice; an oblation.
  • noun A contribution or gift, especially one made at a religious service.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who offers: as, there were few offerings in railroad shares to-day; heavy offerings in December wheat.
  • noun That which is offered; a thing offered or given; a gift.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of an offerer; a proffering.
  • noun 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.
  • noun (Ch. of Eng.) A sum of money offered, as in church service.
  • noun etc. See under Burnt. etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of offer.
  • noun An act of offering.
  • noun That which has been offered; a sacrifice.
  • noun An oblation or presentation made as a religious act.
  • noun A contribution given at a religious service.

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

  • noun the verbal act of offering
  • noun the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
  • noun money contributed to a religious organization
  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)


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