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

    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.

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. Alibaba Chief Executive Daniel Zhang:

    Youku's high-quality video content will be a core component of Alibaba's digital product offering in the future.

  2. Bob Camire:

    We had people beating down our door to get in at the low rate we were offering at the time, we had one person coming in for an $ 8-an-hour job who was earning $ 60,000. Today, the total opposite is true.

  3. Jeremy Corbyn:

    We can win an awful lot of people into the political spectrum, by offering something that is ... radical.

  4. Derek Brown:

    We applied for an SBA loan, we applied for the business grants DC is offering, we applied for a Verizon fund I saw, and we applied for the PPP, and I have no idea what's happening with that. Our bank has not responded. SBA ? Haven't heard anything there either.

  5. Ron DeSantis:

    We still have hope to be able to identify additional survivors, the state of Florida, we're offering any assistance that we can.

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    relating to or involving money
    • A. usurious
    • B. dicotyledonous
    • C. lacerate
    • D. pecuniary

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