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, offering(noun)

    the verbal act of offering

    "a generous offer of assistance"

  2. offer, offering(noun)

    something offered (as a proposal or bid)

    "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

  3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(verb)

    a usually brief attempt

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

  4. offer(verb)

    make available or accessible, provide or furnish

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

  5. offer, proffer(verb)

    present for acceptance or rejection

    "She offered us all a cold drink"

  6. volunteer, offer(verb)

    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. offer(verb)

    put forward for consideration

    "He offered his opinion"

  8. offer, extend(verb)

    offer verbally

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

  9. offer(verb)

    make available for sale

    "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"

  10. offer, bid, tender(verb)

    propose a payment

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

  11. offer(verb)

    produce or introduce on the stage

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

  12. offer, offer up(verb)

    present as an act of worship

    "offer prayers to the gods"

  13. put up, provide, offer(verb)

    mount or put up

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

  14. extend, offer(verb)

    make available; provide

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

  15. propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question(verb)

    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. offer(verb)

    threaten to do something

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

Wiktionary

  1. offer(Noun)

    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

How to pronounce offer?

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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. Walt Whitman:

    I send no agent or medium, offer no representative of value,

  2. Michael Dobryansky:

    So for patients, when they are investigating places for getting these types of procedures, they need to make sure that the places are actually vampire certified, because there is specific training and there is specific maintenance of certification that that organization requires of its providers in order to be able to both perform the procedures and continuously offer them to patients, if you as a consumer look for that, you're likely to end up in a reputable place.

  3. Winston Churchill:

    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

  4. Vice President Biden:

    There is little I can say to ease the pain, the loneliness, i know from experience, Maritza, there are no words I can offer.

  5. Suzanne Scott:

    Disney has been at the forefront of pushing a particular networked franchising model that is seen by some as squeezing out original, smaller budget, or more' adult' fare, it's important that star-driven films like' Ad Astra' perform at the box office because they offer a rebuttal that the older model is still viable.

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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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