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Offer appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Do offer a ref food.
  • "Eva, can I ref footy?" Lima family to offer in a cave.
  • No casino can ever offer one Keno ref, for even a con is a con.
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Usage statistics for the verb offer:

spoken English26.87%written English73.13% conversational speech23.44%task-oriented speech76.56%
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The word offer is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun offer

What does offer mean as a name of something?

Offer is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: offers

  1. the verbal act of offering
    • example: a generous offer of assistance
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of offer: offering
    • more generic term: speech act = the use of language to perform some act
  2. something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of offer: offering
    • more generic terms: content / message / subject matter / substance = what a communication that is about something is about
    • more specific terms:
      • contract offer = offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate
      • proposal of marriage / marriage proposal / marriage offer / proposal = an offer of marriage
      • proposition = an offer for a private bargain
      • counteroffer = an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
      • tender / bid = a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
      • prospectus = a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
      • tender offer = an offer to buy shares in a corporation (usually above the market price) for cash or securities or both
      • reward = the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
      • rights offering / rights issue = an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later
      • special = a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
      • peace offering / olive branch = something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
      • twofer = an offer of two for the price of one
  3. a usually brief attempt

Alternative definition of the noun offer

noun

  1. A proposal that has been made.
  2. Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered.
  3. [legal] An invitation to enter into a binding contract communicated to another party which contains terms sufficiently definite to create an enforceable contract if the other party accepts the invitation.
  4. [context: used in combinations from phrasal verbs] agent noun of 'off'

Definition of the verb offer

What does offer mean as a doing word?

Offer is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: offered | offering | offers

  1. make available or accessible, provide or furnish
    • examples: The conference center offers a health spa | The hotel offers private meeting rooms | They offer cars to the tourists | They offer the tourists their cars
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: furnish / provide / render / supply = give something useful or necessary to
    • more specific words: solicit / accost / hook = approach with an offer of sexual favors
  2. present for acceptance or rejection
    • example: She offered us all a cold drink
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme]I promised somebody my time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I promised my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Recipient]The House allocated more than $1.8 million for the pensions and expenses of former presidents
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]We offered our paycheck to her

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): advance, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, award, bequeath, cede, concede, extend, grant, guarantee, issue, leave, owe, portion, promise, ration, vote, will, yield.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of offer: proffer
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific words:
  3. agree freely
    • examples: I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it | They offer him to write the letter | They offer to move
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of offer: volunteer
    • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
  4. put forward for consideration
  5. offer verbally
    • example: He offered his sympathy
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of offer: extend
    • more generic words: give / pay = convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
  6. make available for sale
    • example: The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: market = engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of
    • more specific term: put up = make available for sale at an auction
  7. propose a payment
  8. produce or introduce on the stage
    • example: The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic terms: bring on / bring out / produce = bring onto the market or release
  9. present as an act of worship
    • example: offer prayers to the gods
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of offer: offer up
    • more generic word: worship = attend religious services
    • more specific word: sacrifice = make a sacrifice of
  10. mount or put up
    • example: offer resistance
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of offer: provide / put up
    • more generic words: engage / wage = carry on
  11. make available; provide
    • example: The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of offer: extend
    • more generic words: furnish / provide / render / supply = give something useful or necessary to
  12. ask (someone) to marry you
  13. threaten to do something
    • example: I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: threaten = to utter intentions of injury or punishment against

Alternative definition of the verb offer

verb

  1. [transitive] To present (something) to God as a gesture of worship, or for a sacrifice.
  2. [transitive] To place (something) in a position where it can be added to an existing mechanical assembly.
  3. [intransitive] To propose or express one's willingness (to do something).
  4. [transitive] To place at someone’s disposal; to present (something) to be either accepted or turned down.
  5. [intransitive] To happen, to present itself.

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"Offer" is a composition.

Phrases with Offer

Phrases starting with the word Offer:

  1. Offer'd
  2. offer up
  3. offer price
  4. Offer the Light
  5. Offer Affordances
  6. Offer One's Condolences

Phrases ending with the word Offer:

  1. On Offer
  2. Cutter-Offer
  3. tender offer
  4. Make an Offer
  5. contract offer
  6. marriage offer

Other phrase containing the word Offer:

  1. An Offer One Can't Refuse

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Offer

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Google previewThe Direct Mail Solution (2014)

A Business Owner's Guide to Building a Lead-Generating, Sales-Driving, Money-Making Direct-Mail Campaign by Craig Simpson, Dan S. Kennedy

A lead-generating offer is a promotion that is used to gener- ate leads by almost giving something away—often for free or up to $20. Most list owners...

Google previewMastering the Art of Recruiting: How to Hire the Right Candidate for the Job (2015)

by Michael Travis

Creating, presenting, and negotiating a job offer is the final two miles of a marathon. If you maintain concentration and press on with maximum effort, you will complete a successful race. Botch it, and the prior twentyfour miles of effort will be for ...

Google preview商务英语听说 (2003)

Counter-offer. Background. An offer is the expression of the wishes of sellers or buyers to sell/buy particular goods under stated terms (including quantity, price, time of shipment, terms of payment, etc.). Offers that can result in actual sales are ...

Google previewDictionary of International Business Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

offer Statement that one party is willing to sell something, at a certain price and under certain conditions. If a particular buyer is unwilling to ...

Google previewNational Community Services Data Dictionary, version 7: 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes Metadata item type: Technical name: Synonymous names: METeOR identifier: Registration status: Definition: Data Element Concept: Data Element Person—accommodation offer accepted indicator, code N ...

Google previewDictionary of International Investment and Finance Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

offer A statement that one party is willing to sell something, at a certain price and under certain conditions. If a particular buyer is unwilling to ...

Google previewDictionary of International Banking and Finance Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

general offer 1 67 gazetted Refers to items published in the London Gazette (in Scotland, the Edinburgh Gazette) , a weekly publication that includes the details of appointments, bankruptcy orders, notices of winding-up, changes in company ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

OFFER: An applicant's signing and submitting a written application for insurance, accompanied by the first premium. OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE: (1) An offer occurs by signing an application, having a physical examination, and prepaying the ...

Google previewElgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Second Edition (2012)

by J. M. Smits

Offer. and. acceptance. inter. absentes. Franco. Ferrari. 1. INTRODUCTION. The notion of 'contract' has been adopted by both the Common Law and the Civil Law ; nevertheless, the apparent prominence of a concept 'in two legal systems ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2014)

by John Scott

wage-labour *Employment as an employee for a specified weekly wage or monthly salary, normally on terms and conditions determined by the employer, whose offer may be constrained by employment law, collective-bargaining agreements, ...

Google previewDictionary for Business & Finance (1995)

by John V. Terry

They also offer discount brokerage services through various agencies. In the near future, they will have full-blown mortgage banking services, sell both equity and fixed income investments, and deal in all types of insurance, annuities, and ...

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Usage statistics about offer

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb offer:

spoken English26.87%written English73.13% conversational speech23.44%task-oriented speech76.56% imaginative writing34.09%informational writing65.91%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun offer:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb offer:

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Quotes about Offer

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. (Mahatma Gandhi)
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Scrabble value of O1F4F4E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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