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Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of offer


  1. An act of offering.
  2. That which has been offered; a sacrifice.
  3. An oblation or presentation made as a religious act.
  4. A contribution given at a religious service.


An act of offering
That which has been offered; a sacrifice
An oblation or presentation made as a religious act
A contribution given at a religious service


Extensive Definition

Offering can mean any of the following:
  • An offering can mean a religious sacrifice of plant, animal or human life (blood sacrifice), or a sacrifice of precious items. An offering may also be a monetary donation, or may be of a purely spiritual nature (rational sacrifice), offering one's heart or life to God. (see also Oblation).
offering in Indonesian: Persembahan
offering in Simple English: Offering

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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