[aw-fer, of-er] /ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər/
verb (used with object)
to present for acceptance or rejection; proffer:
He offered me a cigarette.
to propose or put forward for consideration:
to offer a suggestion.
to propose or volunteer (to do something):
She offered to accompany me.
to make a show of intention (to do something):
We did not offer to go first.
to give, make, or promise:
She offered no response.
to present solemnly as an act of worship or devotion, as to God, a deity or a saint; sacrifice.
to present for sale:
He offered the painting to me at a reduced price.
to tender or bid as a price:
to offer ten dollars for a radio.
to attempt or threaten to do, engage in, or inflict:
to offer battle.
to put forth; exert:
to offer resistance.
to present to sight or notice.
to introduce or present for exhibition or performance.
to render (homage, thanks, etc.).
to present or volunteer (oneself) to someone as a spouse.
verb (used without object)
to present itself; occur:
Whenever an opportunity offered, he slipped off to town.
to present something as an act of worship or devotion; sacrifice.
to make a proposal or suggestion.
to suggest oneself to someone for marriage; propose.
Archaic. to make an attempt (followed by at).
an act or instance of offering:
an offer of help.
the condition of being offered:
an offer for sale.
a proposal or bid to give or pay something as the price of something else; bid:
an offer of $90,000 for the house.
Law. a proposal that requires only acceptance in order to create a contract.
an attempt or endeavor.
a show of intention.
a proposal of marriage.
to present or proffer (something, someone, oneself, etc) for acceptance or rejection
(transitive) to present as part of a requirement: she offered English as a second subject
(transitive) to provide or make accessible: this stream offers the best fishing
(intransitive) to present itself: if an opportunity should offer
(transitive) to show or express willingness or the intention (to do something)
(transitive) to put forward (a proposal, opinion, etc) for consideration
(transitive) to present for sale
(transitive) to propose as payment; bid or tender
when tr, often foll by up. to present (a prayer, sacrifice, etc) as or during an act of worship
(transitive) to show readiness for: to offer battle
(intransitive) (archaic) to make a proposal of marriage
(transitive; sometimes foll by up or to) (engineering) to bring (a mechanical piece) near to or in contact with another, and often to proceed to fit the pieces together
something, such as a proposal or bid, that is offered
the act of offering or the condition of being offered
(contract law) a proposal made by one person that will create a binding contract if accepted unconditionally by the person to whom it is made See also acceptance
a proposal of marriage
short for offer price
on offer, for sale at a reduced price
noun acronym (formerly, in Britain)
Office of Electricity Regulation: merged with Ofgas in 1999 to form Ofgem
Old English ofrian “to offer, show, exhibit, sacrifice, bring an oblation,” from Latin offerre “to present, bestow, bring before” (in Late Latin “to present in worship”), from ob “to” (see ob-) + ferre “to bring, to carry” (see infer). The Latin word was borrowed elsewhere in Germanic, e.g. Old Frisian offria, Middle Dutch offeren, Old Norse offra. Non-religious sense reinforced by Old French offrir “to offer,” from Latin offerre. Related: Offered; offering.
early 15c., from Old French ofre “act of offering; offer, proposition” (12c.), verbal noun from offrir (see offer (v.)). The native noun formation is offering.
make an offer one can’t refuse, putter-offer
- Offer price
noun 1. (stock exchange) the price at which a market maker is prepared to sell a specific security Often shortened to offer Compare bid price
[aw-fer-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, of-er-] /ˈɔ fərˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒf ər-/ noun, plural offertories. 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) the offering of the unconsecrated elements that is made to God by the celebrant in a Eucharistic service. 2. Ecclesiastical. /ˈɒfətərɪ/ noun (pl) -tories 1. the oblation of the bread and wine at the Eucharist 2. the […]
[awf-glahyd, of-] /ˈɔfˌglaɪd, ˈɒf-/ noun, Phonetics. 1. a transitional sound produced as the vocal organs move from a previous speech sound to an inactive position or to the position of a following sound. Compare . 2. the final, weaker part of a complex vowel, such as a diphthong, as the (i) sound of the (oi) […]
adjective 1. not involving or requiring the use of mainstream sources of energy adjective See off the grid