Definitions for offspringˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

off•springˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-(n.)(pl.)-spring, -springs.

  1. children or young of a particular parent or progenitor; descendants; progeny.

  2. a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.

  3. the product or result of something.

Origin of offspring:

bef. 950

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. offspring(noun)ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-

    a person's child or an animal's baby

    He had no offspring to leave his money to.

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

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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