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offering

[aw-fer-ing, of-er-] /ˈɔ fər ɪŋ, ˈɒf ər-/
noun
1.
something offered in worship or devotion, as to a deity; an oblation or sacrifice.
2.
a contribution given to or through the church for a particular purpose, as at a religious service.
3.
anything offered as a gift.
4.
something presented for inspection or sale.
5.
a sale:
our spring offering of furniture.
6.
the act of one who offers.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English offrung. See offer, -ing1
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  • Subsequent stock offerings demonstrated just how lucrative the company had become.
British Dictionary definitions for offerings

offering

/ˈɒfərɪŋ/
noun
1.
something that is offered
2.
a contribution to the funds of a religious organization
3.
a sacrifice, as of an animal, to a deity
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Word Origin and History for offerings

offering

n.

late Old English offrung "the presenting of something to a deity; a thing so presented," verbal noun from offrian (see offer (v.)). Of presentations to a person from mid-15c.; to the public from 1834.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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offerings in the Bible

an oblation, dedicated to God. Thus Cain consecrated to God of the first-fruits of the earth, and Abel of the firstlings of the flock (Gen. 4:3, 4). Under the Levitical system different kinds of offerings are specified, and laws laid down as to their presentation. These are described under their distinctive names.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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