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An offering of flowers and candles at the foot of the Croix de l'Évangile (Cross of the Gospel), a wayside cross in Paris, France




  1. present participle of offer
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", [] and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.


offering (plural offerings)

  1. The act by which something is offered.
  2. That which has been offered; a sacrifice.
  3. An oblation or presentation made as a religious act.
    • 1995, Dudbridge, Glen, Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China: a reading of Tai Fu's Kuang-i chi[1], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, LCCN 94-46149, OCLC 1051653716, pages 69-70:
      In many ways an ancient well-established situation is in Place: a dead military hero has reappeared as a ghost bringing trouble and even death to the officials who come to administer the Hsiang-chou prefecture at An-yang; they build a temple in his honour and make him regular offerings of bloody food; he then protects and supports the administrators who are responsible.
  4. A contribution given at a religious service.
  5. Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered, such as for sale
    • 1996, Caryn Franklin, Franklin on fashion:
      In recent seasons fetishwear has found its way onto the catwalk, with vinyl, PVC and lycra featuring among the most unlikely designer offerings.

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