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NOUN (3)

1. the verbal act of offering;
- Example: "a generous offer of assistance"
[syn: offer, offering]

2. something offered (as a proposal or bid);
- Example: "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
[syn: offer, offering]

3. a usually brief attempt;
- Example: "he took a crack at it"
- Example: "I gave it a whirl"
[syn: crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer]


VERB (13)

1. make available or accessible, provide or furnish;
- Example: "The conference center offers a health spa"
- Example: "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

2. present for acceptance or rejection;
- Example: "She offered us all a cold drink"
[syn: offer, proffer]

3. agree freely;
- Example: "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"
- Example: "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"
[syn: volunteer, offer]

4. put forward for consideration;
- Example: "He offered his opinion"

5. offer verbally;
- Example: "extend my greetings"
- Example: "He offered his sympathy"
[syn: offer, extend]

6. make available for sale;
- Example: "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"

7. propose a payment;
- Example: "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
[syn: offer, bid, tender]

8. produce or introduce on the stage;
- Example: "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"

9. present as an act of worship;
- Example: "offer prayers to the gods"
[syn: offer, offer up]

10. mount or put up;
- Example: "put up a good fight"
- Example: "offer resistance"
[syn: put up, provide, offer]

11. make available; provide;
- Example: "extend a loan"
- Example: "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
[syn: extend, offer]

12. ask (someone) to marry you;
- Example: "he popped the question on Sunday night"
- Example: "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"
- Example: "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"
[syn: propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question]

13. threaten to do something;
- Example: "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Offer \Of"fer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Offered; p. pr. & vb. n. Offering.] [OE. offren, AS. offrian to sacrifice, fr. L. offerre; ob (see OB-) + ferre to bear, bring. The English word was influenced by F. offrir to offer, of the same origin. See 1st Bear.] 1. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement. --Ex. xxix. 36. [1913 Webster] A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices. --1 Pet. ii. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection; as, to offer a present, or a bribe; to offer one's self in marriage. [1913 Webster] I offer thee three things. --2 Sam. xxiv. 12. [1913 Webster] 3. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest; as, to offer an opinion. With the infinitive as an objective: To make an offer; to declare one's willingness; as, he offered to help me. [1913 Webster] 4. To attempt; to undertake. [1913 Webster] All that offer to defend him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward. [1913 Webster] 6. To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc. [1913 Webster] Syn: To propose; propound; move; proffer; tender; sacrifice; immolate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Offer \Of"fer\, v. i. 1. To present itself; to be at hand. [1913 Webster] The occasion offers, and the youth complies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; -- used with at. "Without offering at any other remedy." --Swift. [1913 Webster] He would be offering at the shepherd's voice. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] I will not offer at that I can not master. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Offer \Of"fer\, n. [Cf. F. offre, fr. offrir to offer, fr. L. offerre. See Offer, v. t.] 1. The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance. "This offer comes from mercy." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid. [1913 Webster] When offers are disdained, and love denied. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Attempt; endeavor; essay; as, he made an offer to catch the ball. "Some offer and attempt." --South. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

offer n 1: the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance" [syn: offer, offering] 2: something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds" [syn: offer, offering] 3: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl" [syn: crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer] v 1: make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms" 2: present for acceptance or rejection; "She offered us all a cold drink" [syn: offer, proffer] 3: agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it" [syn: volunteer, offer] 4: put forward for consideration; "He offered his opinion" 5: offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy" [syn: offer, extend] 6: make available for sale; "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week" 7: propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting" [syn: offer, bid, tender] 8: produce or introduce on the stage; "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month" 9: present as an act of worship; "offer prayers to the gods" [syn: offer, offer up] 10: mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance" [syn: put up, provide, offer] 11: make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages" [syn: extend, offer] 12: ask (someone) to marry you; "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman" [syn: propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question] 13: threaten to do something; "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

160 Moby Thesaurus words for "offer": accommodation, accord, accordance, adduce, administer, advance, afford, allege, allot, allow, approach, array, assay, attempt, award, awarding, bestow, bestow on, bestowal, bestowment, bid, bid in, bid up, bring forward, bring on, bring to bear, chance, cite, come forward, communicate, communication, concession, confer, conferment, conferral, contribution, crack, deal, deal out, deliverance, delivery, deploy, dish out, dispense, display, dole, dole out, donate, donation, effort, endeavor, endowment, engage, essay, exhibit, experiment, extend, fling, fork out, furnish, furnishment, gambit, gift, gift with, gifting, give, give freely, give out, giving, go, grant, granting, hand out, heap, help to, hold forth, hold out, impart, impartation, impartment, investiture, issue, lavish, lay, let have, liberality, lick, lift a finger, make, make a bid, make an attempt, make an effort, make an offer, make available, marshal, mete, mete out, move, offer to buy, offering, plead, pose, pour, prefer, present, presentation, presentment, produce, proffer, proposal, propose, proposition, provide, provision, put forth, put forward, put to choice, put to vote, put up, rain, rally, render, seek, sell, serve, set before, shell out, shill, shot, show, shower, slip, snow, stab, step, step forward, strive, stroke, strong bid, struggle, submit, subscription, suggest, supplying, surrender, tender, tentative, trial, trial and error, try, undertake, undertaking, venture, venture on, venture upon, volunteer, vouchsafe, vouchsafement, whack, yield
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

OFFER, contracts. A proposition to do a thing. 2. An offer ought to contain a right, if accepted, of compelling the fulfillment of the contract, and this right when not expressed, is always implied. 3. By virtue of his natural liberty, a man may change his will at any time, if it is not to the injury of another; he may, therefore, revoke or recall his offers, at any time before they have been accepted; and, in order to deprive him of this right, the offer must have been accepted on the terms in which it was made. 10 Ves. 438; 2 C. & P. 553. 4. Any qualification of, or departure from those terms, invalidates the offer, unless the same be agreed to by the party who made it. 4 Wheat. R. 225; 3 John. R. 534; 7 John. 470; 6 Wend. 103. 5. When the offer has been made, the party is presumed to be willing to enter into the contract for the time limited, and, if the time be not fixed by the offer, then until it be expressly revoked, or rendered nugatory by a contrary presumption. 6 Wend. 103. See 8 S. & R. 243; 1 Pick. 278; 10 Pick. 326; 12 John. 190; 9 Porter, 605; 1 Bell's Com. 326, 5th ed.; Poth. Vente, n. 32; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 577, et seq.; and see Acceptance of contracts; Assent; Bid.