Definitions for offerˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

of•ferˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər(v.t.)

  1. to present for acceptance or rejection:

    to offer a drink.

  2. to propose or put forward for consideration:

    to offer a suggestion.

  3. to show willingness (to do something):

    I offered to go first.

  4. to give, make, or promise:

    She offered no response.

  5. to present solemnly as an act of worship.

  6. to present for sale.

  7. to tender or bid as a price.

  8. to attempt or threaten to do, engage in, or inflict:

    to offer battle.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. to put forth; exert:

    to offer resistance.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. to render (homage, thanks, etc.).

  11. to present or volunteer (oneself) as a spouse.

  12. (v.i.)to present itself; occur.

  13. to make a proposal or suggestion.

  14. (n.)an act or instance of offering.

  15. a proposal or bid to give or pay something.

  16. a proposal of marriage.

Origin of offer:

bef. 900; ME offren, OE offrian to present in worship < L offerre=of-of-+ferre to bring, bear1



Princeton's WordNet

  1. offer, offering(noun)

    the verbal act of offering

    "a generous offer of assistance"

  2. offer, offering(noun)

    something offered (as a proposal or bid)

    "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

  3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(verb)

    a usually brief attempt

    "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

  4. offer(verb)

    make available or accessible, provide or furnish

    "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

  5. offer, proffer(verb)

    present for acceptance or rejection

    "She offered us all a cold drink"

  6. volunteer, offer(verb)

    agree freely

    "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"

  7. offer(verb)

    put forward for consideration

    "He offered his opinion"

  8. offer, extend(verb)

    offer verbally

    "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"

  9. offer(verb)

    make available for sale

    "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"

  10. offer, bid, tender(verb)

    propose a payment

    "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

  11. offer(verb)

    produce or introduce on the stage

    "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"

  12. offer, offer up(verb)

    present as an act of worship

    "offer prayers to the gods"

  13. put up, provide, offer(verb)

    mount or put up

    "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"

  14. extend, offer(verb)

    make available; provide

    "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"

  15. propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question(verb)

    ask (someone) to marry you

    "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"

  16. offer(verb)

    threaten to do something

    "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. offer(verb)ˈɔfɚ

    to ask sb if they want sth

    I offered him a glass of wine.

  2. offerˈɔfɚ

    to say you are willing to do sth

    He offered to take me to the airport.

  3. offerˈɔfɚ

    to state you are willing to pay a particular amount of money

    I offered her $500 for it.

  4. offerˈɔfɚ

    to provide sth for people to buy

    the resort that offers the best service

  5. offer(noun)ˈɔfɚ

    the act of asking sb if they want sth

    his offer to help us; a job offer

  6. offerˈɔfɚ

    a proposal to pay a particular amount of money

    an offer of $32,000

  7. offerˈɔfɚ

    a lower price than usual

    This offer is available for one week only.; See inside for our special offers.

  8. offerˈɔfɚ

    being sold at a lower price than usual

    Are these shoes on offer?

  9. offerˈɔfɚ

    available to buy or use

    We have many activities on offer.


  1. offer(Noun)

    agent noun of off

  2. Origin: From offren, offrien, from offrian, from offero, from ob + fero, from bʰer-, later reinforced by offrir. Cognate with offria, offron, opfern, offra. More at ob-, bear.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1008

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1576

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offer' in Nouns Frequency: #647

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offer' in Verbs Frequency: #70

Anagrams of offer

  1. Reffo

Translations for offer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of offering

an offer of help.

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