What does offer mean?

Definitions for offer
ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ərof·fer

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. offer, offeringnoun

    the verbal act of offering

    "a generous offer of assistance"

  2. offer, offeringnoun

    something offered (as a proposal or bid)

    "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

  3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offerverb

    a usually brief attempt

    "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

  4. offerverb

    make available or accessible, provide or furnish

    "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

  5. offer, profferverb

    present for acceptance or rejection

    "She offered us all a cold drink"

  6. volunteer, offerverb

    agree freely

    "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"

  7. offerverb

    put forward for consideration

    "He offered his opinion"

  8. offer, extendverb

    offer verbally

    "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"

  9. offerverb

    make available for sale

    "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"

  10. offer, bid, tenderverb

    propose a payment

    "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

  11. offerverb

    produce or introduce on the stage

    "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"

  12. offer, offer upverb

    present as an act of worship

    "offer prayers to the gods"

  13. put up, provide, offerverb

    mount or put up

    "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"

  14. extend, offerverb

    make available; provide

    "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"

  15. propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the questionverb

    ask (someone) to marry you

    "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"

  16. offerverb

    threaten to do something

    "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"

Wiktionary

  1. offernoun

    agent noun of off

    Etymology: From offren, offrien, from offrian, from offero, from ob + fero, from bʰer-, later reinforced by offrir. Cognate with offria, offron, opfern, offra. More at ob-, bear.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Offer

    of′ėr, v.t. to bring to or before: to hold out for acceptance or rejection: to make a proposal to: to lay before: to present to the mind: to attempt: to propose to give, as a price or service: to present in worship.—v.i. to present itself: to be at hand: to declare a willingness.—n. act of offering: first advance: that which is offered: proposal made.—adj. Off′erable, that may be offered.—ns. Off′erer; Off′ering, act of making an offer: that which is offered: a gift: (B.) that which is offered on an altar: a sacrifice: (pl.) in Church of England, certain dues payable at Easter; Off′ertory, act of offering, the thing offered: the verses or the anthem said or sung while the offerings of the congregation are being made and the celebrant is placing the unconsecrated elements on the altar: the money collected at a religious service: anciently a linen or silken cloth used in various ceremonies connected with the administration of the eucharist. [L. offerreob, towards, ferre, to bring.]

Editors Contribution

  1. offer

    To give an opportunity.

    They did offer the use of their house while they were on holidays.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1008

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1576

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offer' in Nouns Frequency: #647

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offer' in Verbs Frequency: #70

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of offer in a Sentence

  1. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey:

    I knew him, had met him. He was one of the best police officers this city has to offer, period, this 9-year-old is going to grow up without a father because of what happened today.

  2. Ron Leffler:

    While the majority of us have to get a mortgage, explore ways to write a cash offer or offer more cash down. There are many avenues, retirement accounts, parents, investments that could provide the liquidity to make a cash offer even if it is not your first preference, offering the ability to purchase in cash even if obtaining a mortgage is what the offer says might be an attractive quality in your package.

  3. Rachel Lavine:

    The final offer did not meet the pre-conditions that we had set for the sale of the portfolio, therefore, we have decided to terminate the sale process which is in line with our new strategy to increase the private real estate portion of our business.

  4. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    When he was in Afghanistan as commanding general of ISAF joint command, I had a lot of opportunity to observe Mark on the ground leading our coalition allies and partners and helping the Afghan people prepare to take responsibility for their own security, mark and I flew to Iraq the day after an attack on the U.S. consulate there, and I saw Mark take command of the scene and stand with our people there I was impressed by his candor and good judgment, and I knew right away that he had more to offer the United States Army.

  5. Hero Jamyle Cannon '':

    When you have the unconditional acceptance that we offer, when you have the support that we give, you are no longer going out and fighting in the streets.

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Translations for offer

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  • اقترح, عرArabic
  • предлага́мBulgarian
  • oferir, ofertaCatalan, Valencian
  • nabídka, nabídnoutCzech
  • udsætte, tilbud, udbud, tilbyde, udlove, bud, udbudsforretning, foreslåDanish
  • anbieten, Offerte, Angebot, Antrag, vorschlagen, VorschlagGerman
  • προσφορά, προσφέρομαι, πρόταση, προθυμοποιούμαι, προσφέρωGreek
  • oferta, ofrecerSpanish
  • tarjota, tarjous, ehdottaa, asettaa käyttöönFinnish
  • offre, offrirFrench
  • tairgse, tathainn, tairgScottish Gaelic
  • ajánlat, felajánl, indítványoz, kínál, ajánlHungarian
  • tawaran, PenawaranIndonesian
  • offerta, offrireItalian
  • 申し出る, 提供, 提議, 建議Japanese
  • 제의하다Korean
  • offerōLatin
  • piedāvājumsLatvian
  • bud, anbud, tilbudNorwegian
  • aanbieding, voorstel, indienen, presenteren, bod, vertonen, aanbod, aanzoek, voorstellen, aanbiedenDutch
  • tilbod, bod, anbodNorwegian Nynorsk
  • forslag, tilby, foreslåNorwegian
  • propozycja, oferta, proponować, oferować, zaproponowaćPolish
  • proposta, oferecer, ofertaPortuguese
  • ofrir, offerta, offrir, offerir, offereirRomansh
  • oferiRomanian
  • предложение, предлагать, предложить, предоставлять, предоставитьRussian
  • oferri, oferriri, oferrereSardinian
  • предложити, предлог, понуда, понудитиSerbo-Croatian
  • predlog, ponudba, ponuditi, predlagatiSlovene
  • bud, offert, erbjuda, erbjudandeSwedish
  • ఆఫర్Telugu
  • öneri, teklif, sunu, önermek, teklif etmek, arz, sunmakTurkish
  • пропозиціяUkrainian
  • phục vụVietnamese

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