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Definition of "offering" []

  • The act of making an offer. (noun)
  • Something, such as stock, that is offered. (noun)
  • A presentation made to a deity as an act of religious worship or sacrifice; an oblation. (noun)
  • A contribution or gift, especially one made at a religious service. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "offering" in a sentence
  • "If you permit a truant to peep into your literary seminary, he will venture to present you with the inclosed hastily written lines, as a peace offering; but shall not be irritated beyond measure, should you choose to convert it into a _burnt offering_, as a just punishment for time misspent."
  • "But this is a general ratcheting up of tensions with Cuba, a souring of relations, which began quite auspiciously under President Obama, who began his term offering really an olive branch to the Cuban government."
  • "But as thou doest not well (that is, art a sinner), a sin offering is necessary, by bringing which thou wouldest have met with acceptance and retained the honors of thy birthright."