Definition for OF'FER

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.

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