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An offering of flowers and candles at the foot of the Croix de l'Évangile (Cross of the Gospel), a wayside cross in Paris, France




  1. present participle of offer
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", [] and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.


offering (plural offerings)

  1. The act by which something is offered.
  2. That which has been offered; a sacrifice.
  3. An oblation or presentation made as a religious act.
  4. A contribution given at a religious service.
  5. Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered.
    • 1996, Caryn Franklin, Franklin on fashion:
      In recent seasons fetishwear has found its way onto the catwalk, with vinyl, PVC and lycra featuring among the most unlikely designer offerings.

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