What does offer mean?

Definitions for offer
ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ərof·fer

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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. Juan Manuel Barrientos:

    Medellin definitely will be a gastronomic destination, we have a lot of things to offer.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Laughter and happiness are priceless gifts. That is to say, we all can effortlessly give or offer both of them to ourselves. Or better still, we can individually decide whether to laugh or not, whether to be happy or not. Therefore, do laugh and remain happy everyday. I mean, be happy and laugh as long as you live. For, it pays to be happy rather than to be unhappy. It's equally better off to laugh than to frown. In case you don't know, denying yourself any of the above priceless gifts (happiness and laughter) is cheating your own self unknowingly. Oh! yes, that's just what you are doing to yourself, if you refuse to laugh and be happy always. -Emeasoba George

  3. Nick Brown:

    We listened to their concerns over work-life balance and put forward an extremely fair, revised offer.

  4. Ayman Safadi:

    Jordanians stand in support with Lebanon and its Lebanese brothers and are ready to offer any help they need.

  5. Martin Schulz:

    I think it's right to ask the people their opinion. But that only works if the head of government lives up to his responsibilities to lead, and that means: to recommend to the people that the accommodating offer made by the lenders and euro partners be accepted.

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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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