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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 of·fer·ing /ˈɔf(ə)rɪŋ, ˈɑ-/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.   --Chaucer.
 Burnt offering, Drink offering, etc. See under Burnt. etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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

From: Easton's 1897 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.