(noun, verb)


1. the verbal act of offering

- a generous offer of assistance

Similar word(s): offering

Definition categories: communication

2. something offered (as a proposal or bid)

- noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

Similar word(s): offering

Definition categories: communication, content, message, substance

3. a usually brief attempt

Similar word(s): crack, fling, go, pass, whirl

Definition categories: act, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

Sentences with offer as a noun:

- What's in his offer?

- His offer was $3.50 per share.

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


1. make available or accessible, provide or furnish

- The conference center offers a health spa

- The hotel offers private meeting rooms

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

2. present for acceptance or rejection

- She offered us all a cold drink

Similar word(s): proffer

Definition categories: possession, give

3. agree freely

- I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it

Similar word(s): volunteer

Definition categories: social, act, move

4. put forward for consideration

- He offered his opinion

Definition categories: cognition, project, propose

5. offer verbally

- He offered his sympathy

Similar word(s): extend

Definition categories: possession, give, pay

6. make available for sale

- The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week

Definition categories: possession, market

7. propose a payment

- The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting

Similar word(s): bid, tender

Definition categories: possession

8. produce or introduce on the stage

- The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month

Definition categories: perception, produce

9. present as an act of worship

- offer prayers to the gods

Definition categories: stative, worship

10. mount or put up

- offer resistance

Similar word(s): provide

Definition categories: social, engage, wage

11. make available; provide

- The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages

Similar word(s): extend

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

12. ask (someone) to marry you

Similar word(s): propose

Definition categories: communication, request

13. threaten to do something

- I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal

Definition categories: communication, threaten

Sentences with offer as a verb:

- She offered to help with her homework.

- Everybody offered an opinion.

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

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

- to offer violence to somebody