of·fer·ing /ˈɔf(ə)rɪŋ, ˈɑ-/
Of·fer v. t. [imp. & p. p. Offered p. pr. & vb. n. Offering.]
1. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up.
Thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement. --Ex. xxix. 36.
A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices. --1 Pet. ii. 5.
2. 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 one's self in marriage.
I offer thee three things. --2 Sam. xxiv. 12.
3. 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 one's willingness; as, he offered to help me.
4. To attempt; to undertake.
All that offer to defend him. --Shak.
5. To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.
6. To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc.
Syn: -- To propose; propound; move; proffer; tender; sacrifice; immolate.
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. --Chaucer.
Burnt offering, Drink offering, etc. See under Burnt. etc.
n 1: something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new
offerings for investors included several index funds"
2: money contributed to a religious organization
3: the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"
4: the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity;
"oblations for aid to the poor" [syn: oblation]
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.