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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say offer in sign language?

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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. Lee Wolosky:

    This is hard, it's a difficult ask of the U.S. to make, to say please take these individuals whom the world has branded as terrorists. And frequently we have little to offer them in return, except the continued goodwill of the United States.

  2. Both Midstates:

    While SandRidge has offered a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to Midstates, it would require Midstates to enter into a standstill, which is an unusual requirement for a party that has made a public offer.

  3. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    There were a lot of things that, there were those in the administration who thought that we should do, and just as I spoke truth to power from the very beginning, it became clear that saying no, and refusing to do it Kirstjen Nielsen was not going to be enough, so it was time for me to offer my resignation.

  4. Taylor Jenson:

    Alcohol is definitely a large part of the tourism culture there, but Bali has much more to offer than just partying, the people, the food and the waves all outweigh alcohol.

  5. Mike Andres:

    There's more to come, we don't need to have a big menu board to offer variety.

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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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