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
The likely offshoot is that Internet standards will become more inclusive of Internet users outside America.
Is that the offshoot from the South Fork just above the Falls Creek Falls?
A big ask, but sometimes (if not this time) the Twitter offshoot is even better than the original fabrication.
A little later: The spoken language is an offshoot from the written language.
The offshoot from the well-known Terminator film franchise debuted in January and was the highest-rated new scripted show among adults 18-49, drawing an average of 10 million viewers.
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But wait: what if Young used the word offshoot and did not know what it meant, and what if Young learns about Islam from the 700 Club?
A print offshoot is launching soon, and photographer Clayton James Cubitt was tapped to shoot a different kind of ink job for the magazine's premiere issue.
Southern Rock should clearly be an offshoot from the Blues, not from Psychadelic Rock.
We have, of course, that product of culture and breeding, the coon hound, an offshoot from the English fox hound.
Indeed the city of Rome itself was but an offshoot from the old Latin kingdom; and there was not much difference between the two nations even in courage and perseverence.