Meaning of “offering” in the English Dictionary

"offering" in British English

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offeringnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɒf.ər.ɪŋ/ us /ˈɑː.fɚ.ɪŋ/

something that you give or offer to someone:

a peace offering
a sacrificial offering

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  • Cullinan's tasty offering adds a personal touch to classic recipe.
  • Inca priests made offerings to the gods and maintained the temples.
  • What offerings are on TV tonight?
  • Many people visit Shinto shrines to make offerings of fruit or rice to the gods.
  • The most reliable auction web sites guarantee the authenticity and condition of their offerings.

(Definition of “offering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"offering" in American English

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offeringnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɔ·fər·ɪŋ, ˈɑf·ər-/

something that a person gives, often during a religious ceremony

(Definition of “offering” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"offering" in Business English

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offeringnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɒfərɪŋ/ us

MARKETING, COMMERCE a product or service that is offered for sale:

Honda has just unveiled its latest offering.
The company has expanded through takeovers and new product offerings.

FINANCE an occasion when shares, bonds, etc. are made available for sale, or the amount that are available:

Google's offering raised $85 a share when trading began on Thursday.
an offering of sth The company was considering an offering of 2.2 million shares.
The money was raised through bond offerings.

(Definition of “offering” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)