• Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered.

    "His offer was $3.50 per share."

  • A proposal that has been made.

    "What's in his offer?"

  • (used in combinations from phrasal verbs) agent noun of off
  • (law) An invitation to enter into a binding contract communicated to another party which contains terms sufficiently definite to create an enforceable contract if the other party accepts the invitation.

    "His first letter was not a real offer, but an attempt to determine interest."


  • (transitive) To place (something) in a position where it can be added to an existing mechanical assembly.
  • (transitive) To place at someone’s disposal; to present (something) to be either accepted or turned down.

    "He offered use of his car for the week.  He offered his good will for the Councilman's vote."

  • (obsolete) To make an attempt; used with at.
  • (transitive) To present (something) to God as a gesture of worship, or for a sacrifice.
  • (transitive) To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest.

    "Everybody offered an opinion."

  • (intransitive) To happen, to present itself.
  • (intransitive) To propose or express one's willingness (to do something).

    "She offered to help with her homework."

  • (transitive) To bid, as a price, reward, or wages.

    "I offered twenty dollars for it.  The company is offering a salary of £30,000 a year."

  • (transitive) To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten.

    "to offer violence to somebody"

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