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OF'FER, v.t. [L. offero; ob and fero, to bring.]

1. Literally, to bring to or before; hence, to present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit something that may be taken or received or not. He offered me a sum of money. He offered me his umbrella to defend me from the rain.

The heathen women under the Mogul, offer themselves to the flames at the death of their husbands.

2. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal to.

I offer thee three things. 2Sam. 24.

3. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; often with up.

Thou shalt offer every day a bullock as a sin-offering for atonement. Ex. 29.

The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning.

A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices.

1Peter 2.

4. To present in prayer or devotion.

Offer to God thanksgiving. Ps. 1.

5. To bid, as a price, reward or wages; as, to offer ten eagles for a ring; to offer a hundred dollars a year for a laborer; to offer a salary.

6. To present to the view or to the mind; as ideas which sense or reflection offers to the mind.

To offer violence, to assault; to attack or commence attack.

OF'FER, v.i.

1. To present itself; to be at hand.

Th' occasion offers and the youth complies.

2. To present verbally; to declare a willingness. He offered to accompany his brother.

3. To make an attempt.

We came close to the shore and offered to land.

Formerly with at.

I will not offer at that I cannot master. Obs.

OF'FER, n.

1. A proposal to be accepted or rejected; presentation to choice. The prince made liberal offers, but they were rejected.

When offers are disdained, and love deny'd.

2. First advance.

Force compels this offer.

3. The act of bidding a price, or the sum bid. By an offer we manifest a desire to buy. When the seller declines accepting, he manifests that he thinks the offer not sufficient.

4. Attempt; endeavor; essay.

It is the power of every one to make some essay, some offer and attempt. [Nearly obsolete.]



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OF'FER, v.t. [L. offero; ob and fero, to bring.]

1. Literally, to bring to or before; hence, to present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit something that may be taken or received or not. He offered me a sum of money. He offered me his umbrella to defend me from the rain.

The heathen women under the Mogul, offer themselves to the flames at the death of their husbands.

2. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal to.

I offer thee three things. 2Sam. 24.

3. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; often with up.

Thou shalt offer every day a bullock as a sin-offering for atonement. Ex. 29.

The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning.

A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices.

1Peter 2.

4. To present in prayer or devotion.

Offer to God thanksgiving. Ps. 1.

5. To bid, as a price, reward or wages; as, to offer ten eagles for a ring; to offer a hundred dollars a year for a laborer; to offer a salary.

6. To present to the view or to the mind; as ideas which sense or reflection offers to the mind.

To offer violence, to assault; to attack or commence attack.

OF'FER, v.i.

1. To present itself; to be at hand.

Th' occasion offers and the youth complies.

2. To present verbally; to declare a willingness. He offered to accompany his brother.

3. To make an attempt.

We came close to the shore and offered to land.

Formerly with at.

I will not offer at that I cannot master. Obs.

OF'FER, n.

1. A proposal to be accepted or rejected; presentation to choice. The prince made liberal offers, but they were rejected.

When offers are disdained, and love deny'd.

2. First advance.

Force compels this offer.

3. The act of bidding a price, or the sum bid. By an offer we manifest a desire to buy. When the seller declines accepting, he manifests that he thinks the offer not sufficient.

4. Attempt; endeavor; essay.

It is the power of every one to make some essay, some offer and attempt. [Nearly obsolete.]

OF'FER, n. [Fr. offre.]

  1. A proposal to be accepted or rejected; presentation to choice. The prince made liberal offers, but they were rejected. When offers are disdained, and love deny'd. Pope.
  2. First advance. Force compels this offer. Shak.
  3. The act of bidding a price, or the sum bid. By an offer we manifest a desire to buy. When the seller declines accepting, he manifests that he thinks the offer not sufficient.
  4. Attempt; endeavor; essay. It is in the power of every one to make some essay, some offer and attempt. [Nearly obsolete.] South.

OF'FER, v.i.

  1. To present itself; to be at hand. The occasion offers, and the youth complies. Dryden.
  2. To present verbally; to declare a willingness. He offered to accompany his brother.
  3. To make an attempt. We came close to the shore and offered to land. Bacon. Formerly with at. I will not offer at that I can not master. [Obs.] Bacon.

OF'FER, v.t. [L. offero; ob and fero, to bring.]

  1. Literally, to bring to or before; hence, to present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit something that may be taken or received or not. He offered me a sum of money. He offered me his umbrella to defend me from the rain. The heathen women under the Mogul, offer themselves to the flames at the death of their husbands. Collier.
  2. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal to. I offer these three things. 2 Sam. xxiv.
  3. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; often with up. Thou shalt offer every day a bullock as a sin-offering for atonement. Exod. xxix. The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning. Ibm. A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices. 1 Pet. ii.
  4. To present in prayer or devotion. Offer to God thanksgiving. Ps l.
  5. To bid, as a price, reward or wages; as, to offer ten eagles for a ring; to offer a hundred dollars a year for a laborer; to offer a salary.
  6. To present to the view or to the mind; as, ideas which sense or reflection offers to the mind. Locke. To offer violence, to assault; to attack or commence attack.

Of"fer
  1. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up.

    Thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement. Ex. xxix. 36.

    A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices. 1 Pet. ii. 5.

  2. To present itself; to be at hand.

    The occasion offers, and the youth complies. Dryden.

  3. The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.

    "This offer comes from mercy." Shak.
  4. 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. 12.

  5. To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; -- used with at.

    "Without offering at any other remedy." Swift.

    He would be offering at the shepherd's voice. L'Estrange.

    I will not offer at that I can not master. Bacon.

  6. That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid.

    When offers are disdained, and love denied. Pope.

  7. 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.
  8. Attempt; endeavor; essay; as, he made an offer to catch the ball.

    "Some offer and attempt." South.
  9. To attempt; to undertake.

    All that offer to defend him. Shak.

  10. To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.
  11. 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; immolate.

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Offer

OF'FER, verb transitive [Latin offero; ob and fero, to bring.]

1. Literally, to bring to or before; hence, to present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit something that may be taken or received or not. He offered me a sum of money. He offered me his umbrella to defend me from the rain.

The heathen women under the Mogul, offer themselves to the flames at the death of their husbands.

2. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal to.

I offer thee three things. 2 Samuel 24:12.

3. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; often with up.

Thou shalt offer every day a bullock as a sin-offering for atonement. Exodus 29:36.

The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning.

A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices.

1 Peter 2:5.

4. To present in prayer or devotion.

Offer to God thanksgiving. Psalms 1:1.

5. To bid, as a price, reward or wages; as, to offer ten eagles for a ring; to offer a hundred dollars a year for a laborer; to offer a salary.

6. To present to the view or to the mind; as ideas which sense or reflection offers to the mind.

To offer violence, to assault; to attack or commence attack.

OF'FER, verb intransitive

1. To present itself; to be at hand.

Th' occasion offers and the youth complies.

2. To present verbally; to declare a willingness. He offered to accompany his brother.

3. To make an attempt.

We came close to the shore and offered to land.

Formerly with at.

I will not offer at that I cannot master. obsolete

OF'FER, noun

1. A proposal to be accepted or rejected; presentation to choice. The prince made liberal offers, but they were rejected.

When offers are disdained, and love deny'd.

2. First advance.

Force compels this offer

3. The act of bidding a price, or the sum bid. By an offer we manifest a desire to buy. When the seller declines accepting, he manifests that he thinks the offer not sufficient.

4. Attempt; endeavor; essay.

It is the power of every one to make some essay, some offer and attempt. [Nearly obsolete.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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PROSCRI'BE, v.t. [L. proscribo; pro and scribo, to write. The sense of this word originated in the Roman practice of writing the names of persons doomed to death, and posting the list in public.]

1. To doom to destruction; to put one out of the protection of law,and promise a reward for his head. Sylla and Marius proscribed each other's adherents.

2. To put out of the protection of the law.

Robert Vere, earl of Oxford, was banished the realm and proscribed.

3. To denounce and condemn as dangerous and not worthy of reception; to reject utterly.

In the year 325, the Arian doctrines were proscribed and anathematized by the council of Nice.

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