Definitions of offer

  1. propose a payment; as at sales or auctions; " The Swiss dealer offered $ 2 million for the painting"
  2. a usually brief attempt; " he took a crack at it"; " I gave it a whirl"
  3. ask ( someone) to marry you; " he popped the question on Sunday night"; " she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; " The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"
  4. offer verbally; " extend my greetings"; " He offered his sympathy"
  5. present as an act of worship; " offer prayers to the gods"
  6. something offered ( as a proposal or bid); " noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
  7. the verbal act of offering; " a generous offer of assistance"
  8. put forward for consideration; " He offered his opinion"
  9. threaten to do something; " I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"
  10. make available or accessible, provide or furnish; " The conference center offers a health spa"; " The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
  11. mount or put up; " put up a good fight"; " offer resistance"
  12. agree freely; " She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; " I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"
  13. produce or introduce on the stage; " The Shakespeare Company is offering ` King Lear' this month"
  14. present for acceptance or rejection; " She offered us all a cold drink"
  15. make available for sale; " The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"
  16. make available; provide; " extend a loan"; " The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
  17. propose a payment; " The Swiss dealer offered $ 2 million for the painting"
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To attempt; to undertake.
  21. To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.
  22. To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc.
  23. To present itself; to be at hand.
  24. The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.
  25. That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid.
  26. Attempt; endeavor; essay; as, he made an offer to catch the ball.
  27. A proposal to enter into an agreement with another person. An offer must express the intent of the person making the offer to form a contract, must contain some essential terms-- including the price and subject matter of the contract-- and must be communicated by the person making the offer. A legally valid acceptance of the offer will create a binding contract.
  28. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; - often with up.
  29. To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; - used with at.
  30. A proposal made; price bid; first advance; proffer.
  31. To present for acceptance or refusal; as, to offer money; proffer; as, to offer help or advice; propose; as, to offer a plan; present in worship or sacrifice; as, to offer a prayer; bid as a price or reward; as, how much am I offered? Attempt to make or give; as, to offer resistance.
  32. To present itself or to appear; as, a favorable opportunity soon offered; express a willingness.
  33. To bring to or before: to make a proposal to: to lay before: to present to the mind: to attempt: to propose to give: to present in worship.
  34. To present itself: to be at hand: to declare a willingness.
  35. Act of offering: first advance: that which is offered: proposal made.
  36. OFFERER.
  37. A proposal; advance; anything offered.
  38. To propose; present; attempt; undertake.
  39. To present for acceptance.
  40. To propose.
  41. To sacrifice.
  42. To present itself.
  43. To make an attempt.
  44. The act of offering; a proposal.
  45. A proposal to be accepted or rejected; first advance; a bidding of a price. To offer violence, to attack.
  46. To present for acceptance or rejection; to proffer; to present as an act of worship, or sacrifice, or prayer; to present to the mind; to bid as a price.
  47. To be at hand; to express a willingness; to make an attempt.
  48. A proposal; first advance; the act of bidding a price; the sum bid.
  49. To make a proposal to; to present either to be accepted or rejected; to present in prayer or worship; to sacrifice; to bid, as a price or reward; to exhibit; to attempt or make an attempt, as they offered to land; to present itself; to declare a willingness.

Usage examples for offer

  1. Now you must have been thinking this over, and if so, you have some explanation to offer – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  2. For my part, I think you should accept this offer it's one in ten thousand. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  3. I had a mind to turn and offer him my arm. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  4. Why then did you offer it at all? – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  5. There was his mother's offer it is true; but had Mrs. Haldane considered the nature of this offer even she could scarcely have made it. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. They know that already, and have made this offer because they know it. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  7. They would come to us, if we had anything to offer them. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  8. We did not offer to help them, because the fish was a small one, and the distance they had to go not great. – Fighting the Whales by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. " No, no, Jack," his mother said, as he turned to carry his offer into effect. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  10. But- what do you say to my offer now? – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  11. " 'No, ' said he, 'you offer too little. – Tales of the Caliph by H. N. Crellin
  12. Could she know, or could she even guess, anything of John Ball and of the offer he had made? – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  13. As for the walk, this seemed to offer no danger; to all appearance Guillaume was in no wise threatened, so why should he continue hiding? – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  14. He had made up his mind before his conversation with Mr. Gray and daughter, and had there been no real love in his heart, he would not have drawn back from his offer – Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 3 of 3) by Frederick William Robinson
  15. If I were to offer him money, he would only ask more. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  16. I have nothing behind me to offer them. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  17. And that it may not be lost to the world, I now offer it to the view of the publick. – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley
  18. He had at last said that to Lucy which made it impossible for him to offer his hand to any other woman. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. Nothing you could offer would change me. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  20. You can take what I offer you, and feel as you're an honest man all the same. – VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea by David Christie Murray