What does offspring mean?

Definitions for offspringˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word offspring.

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


  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.


  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


  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.

  5. Florence Brown:

    This is supported by the fact that women with the best diabetes control. . . in pregnancy had offspring that performed better academically than offspring of. . . women without diabetes, the authors of this study do endorse this as a possible explanation for their findings.

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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
  • צHebrew
  • 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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