• Offering Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) That which is offered, esp. in divine service; that which is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin, or as a free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin offering.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Offer
- (n.) The act of an offerer; a proffering.
- (n.) A sum of money offered, as in church service; as, a missionary offering. Specif.: (Ch. of Eng.) Personal tithes payable according to custom, either at certain seasons as Christmas or Easter, or on certain occasions as marriages or christenings.
• Offer Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To attempt; to undertake.
- (v. t.) To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest; as, to offer an opinion. With the infinitive as an objective: To make an offer; to declare ones willingness; as, he offered to help me.
- (v. i.) To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; -- used with at.
- (v. t.) To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.
- (v. t.) The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.
- (v. t.) To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection; as, to offer a present, or a bribe; to offer ones self in marriage.
- (v. i.) To present itself; to be at hand.
- (v. t.) That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid.
- (v. t.) To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up.
- (v. t.) Attempt; endeavor; essay; as, he made an offer to catch the ball.
- (v. t.) To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc.