What does offering mean?

Definitions for offering
ˈɔ fər ɪŋ, ˈɒf ər-of·fer·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. offer, offeringnoun

    something offered (as a proposal or bid)

    "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

  2. offeringnoun

    money contributed to a religious organization

  3. offer, offeringnoun

    the verbal act of offering

    "a generous offer of assistance"

  4. oblation, offeringnoun

    the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity

    "oblations for aid to the poor"


  1. offeringnoun

    An act of offering.

  2. offeringnoun

    That which has been offered; a sacrifice.

  3. offeringnoun

    An oblation or presentation made as a religious act.

  4. offeringnoun

    A contribution given at a religious service.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Offeringnoun

    A sacrifice; any thing immolated, or offered in worship.

    Etymology: from offer.

    Plucking the entrails of an offering forth,
    They could not find a heart within the beast. William Shakespeare.

    They are polluted offerings, more abhorr’d
    Than spotted livers in the sacrifice. William Shakespeare.

    When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed. Is. liii. 10.

    The gloomy god
    Stood mute with awe, to see the golden rod;
    Admir’d the destin’d off’ring to his queen,
    A venerable gift so rarely seen. Dryden.

    What nations now to Juno’s pow’r will pray,
    Or off’rings on my slighted altars lay? John Dryden, Virg.

    I’ll favour her,
    That my awaken’d soul may take her flight,
    Renew’d in all her strength, and fresh with life,
    An offering fit for heaven. Joseph Addison, Cato.


  1. offering

    An offering is the act of presenting, providing, or giving something to someone. This can refer to a wide range of situations, such as providing a service, presenting a gift, giving a donation, or making a product available for purchase. In a religious context, an offering refers to a gift or contribution made to a deity. In a business context, it can refer to the products, services, or securities a company provides or sells.


  1. Offering

    Ticket to Ride is the first album by the American music duo Carpenters. At the time of its initial release in 1969 under the title Offering, it was a commercial failure and produced only one minor hit single, "Ticket to Ride", a ballad version of a song made famous by The Beatles. After the Carpenters' subsequent breakthrough, however, the album was reissued internationally under the name Ticket to Ride and sold moderately. The CD in the "Remastered Classics" series went out of print in March 2007. However, in Japan, the "Pack Series" released the Ticket to Ride and Close to You CDs together. The album is far more self-contained than other Carpenters albums; excluding the orchestrations, most of the instruments were played by the duo themselves, and 10 of the 13 songs were written by Richard Carpenter and his lyricist John Bettis. It also stands out from subsequent Carpenters albums in that the lead vocals are evenly split between the two band members; on later albums, Karen Carpenter would perform the lion's share of the lead vocals.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offering' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2422

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offering' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3529

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offering' in Nouns Frequency: #2488

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offering in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of offering in a Sentence

  1. Fred Gucor:

    The community, we've been through a lot of things this past year, this year, very supportive community, just this morning after the Mass, people are offering prayer, offering [ the parents ] help, anything, anything.

  2. George Will:

    A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.

  3. Susie Wiles:

    They’re offering to pay legal bills they weren’t willing to pay two weeks ago. They’re offering cash transfers to the state. They’re offering contracts. They’re offering cozy committee assignments. I can’t compete with that.

  4. Joe Doiron:

    United States's United States, there are incentives private companies are offering for sign-on bonuses, referral bonuses. They're offering flexible hours.

  5. Anne Tyler:

    It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. interrupt
    • B. demolish
    • C. deny
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