Definition of offering in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒf(ə)rɪŋ/


1A thing offered, especially as a gift or contribution: everyone transported their offerings to the bring-and-buy stall
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  • She came to be known as Khir Bhawani or Ragyna Bhagwati as her favourite offerings consist of rice cooked in milk and sugar, and all other vegetarian forms of diet.
  • As a great fan of porridge, I was looking forward to judging the offerings.
  • Santa Claus does somehow manage to find his way to us but his offerings always take on the flavour of the nearest gift shop.
1.1A thing produced for entertainment or sale: the latest offerings from the garage showrooms
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  • The range has been enlarged to increase commercial customer product offerings, increase unit sales and raise profitability.
  • I managed to take in some of the wonderful entertainment offerings in the cosmopolitan city!
  • Once broadband customers are on board, the company plans to sell them a host of offerings, from entertainment downloads to its online personals.
1.2A contribution, especially of money, to a Church: offerings during Lent will always be gratefully received
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  • In the first part, we are invited to make our offering of money for the work of the church.
  • It appears that removing cash from offerings and church fund-raisers by a pastor was a technique-of-choice in both of these cases.
  • On Il'ia's day, in many parts of Russia, propitiatory offerings were brought to church.
1.3A thing offered as a religious sacrifice or token of devotion: the Buddhist ritual for offerings to the dead
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  • An offering of libation and sacrifices accompanies communication with the deceased at the gravesite.
  • As in India, pilgrimages are for rich and poor, whoever is willing to make offerings and sacrifice.
  • Sacrifices and offerings are made to it and to the graves of male ancestors.

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