What does offspring mean?

Definitions for offspring
ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-off·spring

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. offspring, progeny, issuenoun

    the immediate descendants of a person

    "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"

  2. offspring, materialization, materialisationnoun

    something that comes into existence as a result

    "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

  3. young, offspringnoun

    any immature animal

Wiktionary

  1. offspringnoun

    A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s)

    Etymology: From ofspring, from ofspring, equivalent to . Compare afspringr. More at off, spring.

  2. offspringnoun

    All a person's descendants, including further generations

    Etymology: From ofspring, from ofspring, equivalent to . Compare afspringr. More at off, spring.

  3. offspringnoun

    An animal or plant's progeny, known as young

    Etymology: From ofspring, from ofspring, equivalent to . Compare afspringr. More at off, spring.

  4. offspringnoun

    Another produce, result of an entity's efforts

    Artists often treasure their works as their immortal offspring

    Etymology: From ofspring, from ofspring, equivalent to . Compare afspringr. More at off, spring.

  5. offspringnoun

    A process launched by another process

    Etymology: From ofspring, from ofspring, equivalent to . Compare afspringr. More at off, spring.

Freebase

  1. Offspring

    In biology, offspring is the product of reproduction, of a new organism produced by one or more parents. Collective offspring may be known as a brood or progeny in a more general way. This can refer to a set of simultaneous offspring, such as the chicks hatched from one clutch of eggs, or to all the offspring, as with the honeybee. Human offspring are referred to as children; male children are sons and female children are daughters. See kinship and descent. Offspring can occur after mating or after Artificial Insemination

Editors Contribution

  1. offspring

    A male or female person or animal.

    Their offspring were loving and calm.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  
  2. offspring

    A person or animal created with sperm and ovum.

    The offspring were created in a beautiful way.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offspring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3707

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offspring in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offspring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of offspring in a Sentence

  1. Rick Starr:

    People have seen multiple fish, Nicholas Ta's not just one, but they're all the same size indicating that they're not offspring, we're not seeing multiple different size classes, so the best guess right now is that these fish are all older fish that haven't reproduced.

  2. Rachel Yehuda:

    The gene changes in the children could only be attributed to Holocaust exposure in the parents, to our knowledge, this provides the first demonstration of transmission of pre-conception stress effects resulting in epigenetic changes in both the exposed parents and their offspring in humans.

  3. Karl Pillemer:

    If Mom is more emotionally close to one child or another, she is also deeply concerned about what happens to all of her offspring, worry is love, or an expression of it.

  4. Berlin Zoo:

    On Saturday evening, Berlin's panda population doubled as Germany welcomed its first-ever panda offspring - two of them!

  5. Chief Egunwale Amusan:

    When my grandparents lost their home to imminent domain, that was the second, no actually it was the third atrocity. They experienced (19)21, then they experienced 'urban removal,' then they experienced imminent domain. Three cycles of devastation where each generation each time they had absolutely nothing to pass on to me or my offspring, this concept of generational wealth -- we understood that in Greenwood.

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Translations for offspring

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  • سلالة, ذريةArabic
  • нәҫел, балаBashkir
  • потомъкBulgarian
  • potomstvoCzech
  • Nachkommenschaft, Sprösslinge, Nachfahren, Nachkommen, Nachwuchs, Nachkommin, Tochter, Kind, Sohn, Abkömmlinge, Nachkomme, Hinterlassenschaft, Sprössling, Nachfahrinnen, NachkomminnenGerman
  • τέκνο, παιδίGreek
  • idaro, ido, filino, filoEsperanto
  • progenieSpanish
  • lapsi, jälkeläinen, aikaansaannos, jälkikasvuFinnish
  • enfants, progéniture, enfant, descendance, enfanceFrench
  • clannIrish
  • clann, àil, sliochd, àlScottish Gaelic
  • զավակArmenian
  • figlia, discendenti, discendente, figlioItalian
  • צHebrew
  • Japanese
  • 자녀Korean
  • nakomelingschap, kinderen, nakomelingen, afstammeling, nazaat, kind, kinders, voortbrengst, nageslacht, nageslachten, productie, nakomeling, afstammelingenDutch
  • etterkommarar, avkom, barn, etterkomar, ætling, ætting, etterkomarar, etterkommarNorwegian Nynorsk
  • barn, ættinger, avkom, ætlinger, etterkommer, ætting, ætling, etterkommereNorwegian
  • potomstwo, potomekPolish
  • filho, descendência, rebento, filhaPortuguese
  • отпрыск, потомство, потомокRussian
  • pòtōmstvo, pòtomakSerbo-Croatian
  • potomstvo, potomekSlovak
  • avkommor, avkomma, avkomling, avkomlingar, ättling, ättlingarSwedish
  • çocuk, evlatTurkish
  • con cháuVietnamese
  • 子孫Chinese

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