NounSee also: offerer
- One who makes an offer to another.
- A unilateral contract consists of a promise on the part of the offeror and performance of the requisite terms by the offeree.
- Acceptance of the offer terminates the power of revocation that the offeror ordinarily has.
- Someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection.
Variant of offer
- 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 of offerMiddle 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-) + 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