Definitions for offspringˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. offspring, progeny, issue(noun)

    the immediate descendants of a person

    "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"

  2. offspring, materialization, materialisation(noun)

    something that comes into existence as a result

    "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

  3. young, offspring(noun)

    any immature animal

Wiktionary

  1. offspring(Noun)

    A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s)

  2. offspring(Noun)

    All a person's descendants, including further generations

  3. offspring(Noun)

    An animal or plant's progeny, known as young

  4. offspring(Noun)

    Another produce, result of an entity's efforts

    Artists often treasure their works as their immortal offspring

  5. offspring(Noun)

    A process launched by another process

  6. Origin: From ofspring, from ofspring, equivalent to . Compare afspringr. More at off, spring.

Freebase

  1. Offspring

    In biology, offspring is the product of reproduction, of a new organism produced by one or more parents. Collective offspring may be known as a brood or progeny in a more general way. This can refer to a set of simultaneous offspring, such as the chicks hatched from one clutch of eggs, or to all the offspring, as with the honeybee. Human offspring are referred to as children; male children are sons and female children are daughters. See kinship and descent. Offspring can occur after mating or after Artificial Insemination

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offspring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3707

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offspring in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offspring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    We slew the goliath of raciism,but, we now must contend with his offspring.

  2. Dennis Pate:

    We are making a lifetime commitment to these elephants and their offspring and are providing a safe home for them.

  3. Cervantes:

    No fathers and mothers think their own children ugly, and this self-deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.

  4. Chris Adami:

    They could either choose to mate with the first, potentially inferior, companion and risk inferior offspring, or they could wait for Mr. or Ms. Perfect to come around.

  5. Karl Pillemer:

    If Mom is more emotionally close to one child or another, she is also deeply concerned about what happens to all of her offspring, worry is love, or an expression of it.

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Translations for offspring

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سلالة, ذريةArabic
  • нәҫел, балаBashkir
  • потомъкBulgarian
  • potomstvoCzech
  • Nachkommenschaft, Sprösslinge, Nachfahren, Nachkommen, Nachwuchs, Nachkommin, Tochter, Kind, Sohn, Abkömmlinge, Nachkomme, Hinterlassenschaft, Sprössling, Nachfahrinnen, NachkomminnenGerman
  • τέκνο, παιδίGreek
  • idaro, ido, filino, filoEsperanto
  • progenieSpanish
  • lapsi, jälkeläinen, aikaansaannos, jälkikasvuFinnish
  • enfants, progéniture, enfant, descendance, enfanceFrench
  • clannIrish
  • clann, àil, sliochd, àlScottish Gaelic
  • զավակArmenian
  • figlia, discendenti, discendente, figlioItalian
  • Japanese
  • 자녀Korean
  • nakomelingschap, kinderen, nakomelingen, afstammeling, nazaat, kind, kinders, voortbrengst, nageslacht, nageslachten, productie, nakomeling, afstammelingenDutch
  • etterkommarar, avkom, barn, etterkomar, ætling, ætting, etterkomarar, etterkommarNorwegian Nynorsk
  • barn, ættinger, avkom, ætlinger, etterkommer, ætting, ætling, etterkommereNorwegian
  • potomstwo, potomekPolish
  • filho, descendência, rebento, filhaPortuguese
  • отпрыск, потомство, потомокRussian
  • pòtōmstvo, pòtomakSerbo-Croatian
  • potomstvo, potomekSlovak
  • avkommor, avkomma, avkomling, avkomlingar, ättling, ättlingarSwedish
  • çocuk, evlatTurkish

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