- The definition of an offer is an act of putting something forth for consideration, acceptance or rejection or something suggested or proposed.
- An example of offer is the act of putting in a bid on a house.
- An example of offer is the suggested sum of $30 per hour for tutoring.
- Offer is to put forth or suggest for consideration, acceptance or rejection.
An example of offer is to make a bid on a house.
A little boy offers some flowers.
offer definition by Webster's New World
- to present to God or a god in an act of worship: often with up: to offer prayers, offer up sacrifices
- to present for approval or acceptance; proffer; tender: to offer one's services
- to present for consideration; suggest; propose: to offer a plan
- to indicate or express one's willingness or intention (to do something): to offer to go
- to show or give signs of: to offer resistance
- to present for sale
- to bid (a price, etc.)
Origin: Middle English offren ; from Old English and amp; OFr: Old English offrian ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin offerre, to offer to God, sacrifice; Old French offrir: both ; from Classical Latin offerre, to bring before, present, show ; from ob- (see ob-) plush ferre, to bear
- to make a presentation or sacrifice in worship
- to occur; present itself: when the opportunity offers
- Rare to make a proposal, as of marriage
- Archaic to make an attempt (at)
- the act of offering
- something offered; presentation, proposal, suggestion, bid, etc.
- Law a proposal supported by adequate consideration, the full and complete acceptance of which constitutes a contract
offer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb of·fered, of·fer·ing, of·fers verb, transitive
- To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: offered me a drink.
- a. To put forward for consideration; propose: offer an opinion.b. To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement: offered new statistics in order to facilitate the decision-making process.
- a. To make available; afford: The situation offers us the opportunity to learn more.b. To present for sale.c. To provide; furnish: a hotel that offers conference facilities.
- To propose as payment; bid.
- To present as an act of worship: offer up prayers.
- To exhibit readiness or desire (to do something); volunteer: offered to carry the packages.
- To put up; mount: partisans who offered strong resistance to the invaders.
- To threaten: offered to leave without them if they didn't hurry.
- To produce or introduce on the stage: The repertory group is offering two new plays this season.
- To present an offering in worship or devotion.
- To make an offer or proposal, especially of marriage.
- To present itself: “This plan was dropped, because of its risk, and because a better offered” (T.E. Lawrence).
- The act of offering: an offer of assistance.
- Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered.
- Law A proposal that if accepted constitutes a legally binding contract.
- The condition of being offered, especially for sale: thousands of bushels of wheat on offer.
- a. An attempt; a try.b. A show of intention.
Origin: Middle English offren, from Old English offrian, to present in worship, and from Old French offrir, to propose, present, both from Latin offerre, to present, offer : ob-, to; see ob- + ferre, to bring; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
- ofˈfer·er, ofˈfer·or noun
offer - Business Definition
- A proposition to enter into an agreement.
- See ask.
offer - Investment & Finance Definition
offer - Legal Definition
- The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
- A promise by one party to do something in exchange for something else being done by the second party.
- An act demonstrating a willingness to enter into a contract in such a way that a reasonable person would recognize that acceptance of the terms will conclude in a binding agreement. See also acceptance.