the near or foreseeable future
"there was a wedding in the offing"
the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area
"there was a ship in the offing"
The area of the sea in which a ship can be seen in the distance from land, excluding the parts nearest the shore, and beyond the anchoring ground.
The distance that a ship at sea keeps away from land, often because of navigational dangers, fog and other hazards; a position at a distance from shore.
The foreseeable future. Chiefly in the phrase in the offing.
Origin: . Attested since the 1620s. Early texts also spell the term offin and offen.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
of′ing, n. the part of the sea more than half-way between the shore and the horizon.
The numerical value of offing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of offing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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