Definitions for offerˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of•ferˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər(v.t.)
to present for acceptance or rejection:
to offer a drink.
to propose or put forward for consideration:
to offer a suggestion.
to show willingness (to do something):
I offered to go first.
to give, make, or promise:
She offered no response.
to present solemnly as an act of worship.
to present for sale.
to tender or bid as a price.
to attempt or threaten to do, engage in, or inflict:
to offer battle.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to put forth; exert:
to offer resistance.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to render (homage, thanks, etc.).
to present or volunteer (oneself) as a spouse.
(v.i.)to present itself; occur.
to make a proposal or suggestion.
(n.)an act or instance of offering.
a proposal or bid to give or pay something.
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
the verbal act of offering
"a generous offer of assistance"
something offered (as a proposal or bid)
"noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(verb)
a usually brief attempt
"he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
make available or accessible, provide or furnish
"The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
present for acceptance or rejection
"She offered us all a cold drink"
"She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"
put forward for consideration
"He offered his opinion"
"extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
make available for sale
"The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"
offer, bid, tender(verb)
propose a payment
"The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
produce or introduce on the stage
"The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"
offer, offer up(verb)
present as an act of worship
"offer prayers to the gods"
put up, provide, offer(verb)
mount or put up
"put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
make available; provide
"extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
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"
threaten to do something
"I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to ask sb if they want sth
I offered him a glass of wine.
to say you are willing to do sth
He offered to take me to the airport.
to state you are willing to pay a particular amount of money
I offered her $500 for it.
to provide sth for people to buy
the resort that offers the best service
the act of asking sb if they want sth
his offer to help us; a job offer
a proposal to pay a particular amount of money
an offer of $32,000
a lower price than usual
This offer is available for one week only.; See inside for our special offers.
being sold at a lower price than usual
Are these shoes on offer?
available to buy or use
We have many activities on offer.
agent noun of off
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.
Translations for offer
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of offering
an offer of help.
- aanbieding, aanbodAfrikaans
- ofertaPortuguese (BR)
- das AngebotGerman
- oferta, ofrecimientoSpanish
- offre, propositionFrench
- 제공, 제안Korean
- ofertă, propunereRomanian
- önerme, teklifTurkish
- 提供Chinese (Trad.)
- پيش کشUrdu
- lời mờiVietnamese
- 提供Chinese (Simp.)
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