[awf-spring, of-] /ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-/
noun, plural offspring, offsprings.
children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
the product, result, or effect of something:
the offspring of an inventive mind.
the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny
a product, outcome, or result
Old English ofspring “children or young collectively, descendants,” literally “those who spring off (someone,)” from off + springan “to spring” (see spring (v.)). The figurative sense is first recorded c.1600.
offspring off·spring (ôf’sprĭng’)
adjective 1. located away from a street: off-street parking adj. 1929, from off (adv.) + street.
noun, Cricket. 1. the outside stump opposite the one at which the batsman stands.
[awf-teyk, of-] /ˈɔfˌteɪk, ˈɒf-/ noun 1. a pipe or passage for conducting smoke, a current of air, or the like, to an uptake or downtake.
- Off the bat
Related Terms right off the bat