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offspring


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Offspring  \Off"spring`\,  n.sing.  &  pl  [Off  +  spring.] 
  1.  The  act  of  production;  generation.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  That  which  is  produced;  a  child  or  children;  a  descendant 
  or  descendants,  however  remote  from  the  stock. 
 
  To  the  gods  alone  Our  future  offspring  and  our  wives 
  are  known  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Origin;  lineage;  family.  [Obs.]  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  offspring 
  n  1:  the  immediate  descendants  of  a  person;  "she  was  the  mother 
  of  many  offspring";  "he  died  without  issue"  [syn:  {progeny}, 
  {issue}] 
  2:  something  that  comes  into  existence  as  a  result; 
  "industrialism  prepared  the  way  for  acceptance  of  the 
  French  Revolution's  various  socialistic  offspring";  "this 
  skyscraper  is  the  solid  materialization  of  his  efforts" 
  [syn:  {materialization}] 
  3:  any  immature  animal  [syn:  {young}] 




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