Definitions for offspringˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
off•springˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-(n.)(pl.)-spring, -springs.
children or young of a particular parent or progenitor; descendants; progeny.
a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
the product or result of something.
Origin of offspring:
offspring, progeny, issue(noun)
the immediate descendants of a person
"she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
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"
any immature animal
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a person's child or an animal's baby
He had no offspring to leave his money to.
A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s)
All a person's descendants, including further generations
An animal or plant's progeny, known as young
Another produce, result of an entity's efforts
Artists often treasure their works as their immortal offspring
A process launched by another process
Origin: From ofspring, from ofspring, equivalent to . Compare afspringr. More at off, spring.
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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