[aw-fer-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, of-er-] /ˈɔ fərˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒf ər-/
noun, plural offertories.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the offering of the unconsecrated elements that is made to God by the celebrant in a Eucharistic service.
noun (pl) -tories
the oblation of the bread and wine at the Eucharist
the offerings of the worshippers at this service
the prayers said or sung while the worshippers’ offerings are being received
“the part of a Mass at which offerings are made,” late 14c., from Medieval Latin offertorium “place where offerings are brought,” from Vulgar Latin offertus, corresponding to Latin oblatus, past participle of offerre (see offer (v.)). Meaning “part of a religious service” is first recorded 1530s; sense of “collection of money” is from 1862.
[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
[gahrd] /gɑrd/ verb (used with object) 1. to keep safe from harm or danger; protect; watch over: to guard the ruler. 2. to keep under close watch in order to prevent escape, misconduct, etc.: to guard a prisoner. 3. to keep under control or restraint as a matter of caution or prudence: to guard one’s […]
[awf-hand, of-] /ˈɔfˈhænd, ˈɒf-/ adverb 1. cavalierly, curtly, or brusquely: to reply offhand. 2. without previous thought or preparation; extempore: to decide offhand to take a trip. adjective 3. informal, casual, curt, or brusque: an offhand manner. 4. Also, offhanded. done or made offhand. 5. Glassmaking. working manually and without the use of molds: offhand […]
adv. also offhand, 1690s, “at once, straightway,” from off (adv.) + hand (n.). Probably originally in reference to shooting without a rest or support. Hence, of speech or action, “unpremeditated” (1719). Related: Off-handed; off-handedly.