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Meaning of OFFING

Pronunciation:  'âfeeng

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area; "there was a ship in the offing"
  2. [n]  the near or foreseeable future; "there was a wedding in the offing"

OFFING is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 See Also: body of water, briny, future, futurity, hereafter, main, time to come, water



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Off"ing\, n. [From {Off}.]
That part of the sea at a good distance from the shore, or
where there is deep water and no need of a pilot; also,
distance from the shore; as, the ship had ten miles offing;
we saw a ship in the offing.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aftertime, afteryears, background, by-and-by, course ahead, crystal ball, determinism, distant future, eventuality, expectation, foresight, forward look, future, future tense, futurism, futurity, hereafter, horizon, immediate future, immediate prospect, imminence, near future, outlook, posteriority, prediction, probability, project, prophecy, prospect, remote distance, the distance, the future, the morrow, the sweet by-and-by, time ahead, time just ahead, time to come, tomorrow, vanishing point