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Meaning of OFFERING

Pronunciation:  'ofuring

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity; "oblations for aid to the poor"
  2. [n]  something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
  3. [n]  the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"
  4. [n]  money contributed to a religious organization

OFFERING is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: oblation, offer
 See Also: bid, content, contract offer, contribution, counteroffer, donation, gift, giving, hearth money, marriage offer, marriage proposal, message, offertory, olive branch, peace offering, Peter's pence, proposal, proposal of marriage, reward, rights issue, rights offering, special, speech act, subject matter, substance, tender, tender offer, thank offering, tithe, twofer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Of"fer*ing\, n.
1. The act of an offerer; a proffering.

2. 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.

         They are polluted offerings more abhorred Than
         spotted livers in the sacrifice.      --Shak.

3. 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.

         [None] to the offering before her should go.

{Burnt offering}, {Drink offering}, etc. See under {Burnt}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are bringing or making an offering means hypocrisy.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an oblation, dedicated to God. Thus Cain consecrated to God of the first-fruits of the earth, and Abel of the firstlings of the flock (Gen. 4:3, 4). Under the Levitical system different kinds of offerings are specified, and laws laid down as to their presentation. These are described under their distinctive names.

Thesaurus Terms
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