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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Offering  \Of"fer*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  an  offerer;  a  proffering. 
  2.  That  which  is  offered,  esp.  in  divine  service;  that  which 
  is  presented  as  an  expiation  or  atonement  for  sin,  or  as  a 
  free  gift;  a  sacrifice;  an  oblation;  as  sin  offering. 
  They  are  polluted  offerings  more  abhorred  Than 
  spotted  livers  in  the  sacrifice.  --Shak. 
  3.  A  sum  of  money  offered,  as  in  church  service;  as  a 
  missionary  offering.  Specif.:  (Ch.  of  Eng.)  Personal 
  tithes  payable  according  to  custom,  either  at  certain 
  seasons  as  Christmas  or  Easter,  or  on  certain  occasions  as 
  marriages  or  christenings. 
  [None]  to  the  offering  before  her  should  go 
  {Burnt  offering},  {Drink  offering},  etc  See  under  {Burnt}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  Thou  shalt  offer  every  day  a  bullock  for  a  sin 
  offering  for  atonement.  --Ex.  xxix. 
  A  holy  priesthood  to  offer  up  spiritual  sacrifices. 
  --1  Pet.  ii 
  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. 
  I  offer  thee  three  things  --2  Sam.  xxiv. 
  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 
  4.  To  attempt;  to  undertake. 
  All  that  offer  to  defend  him  --Shak. 
  5.  To  bid,  as  a  price,  reward,  or  wages;  as  to  offer  a 
  guinea  for  a  ring;  to  offer  a  salary  or  reward. 
  6.  To  put  in  opposition  to  to  manifest  in  an  offensive  way 
  to  threaten;  as  to  offer  violence,  attack,  etc 
  Syn:  To  propose;  propound;  move  proffer;  tender;  sacrifice; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  offered  (as  a  proposal  or  bid);  "noteworthy  new 
  offerings  for  investors  included  several  index  funds" 
  [syn:  {offer}] 
  2:  a  contribution  of  money  to  a  religious  organization 
  3:  the  verbal  act  of  offering;  "a  generous  offer  of  assitance" 
  [syn:  {offer}] 
  4:  the  act  of  contributing  to  the  funds  of  a  church  or  charity; 
  "oblations  for  aid  to  the  poor"  [syn:  {oblation}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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 

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