- Offspring is defined as a human child or animal child, or the children of a family for many years.
- An example of an offspring is the cub of two lions at the zoo.
- An example of offspring is how a father refers to all his descendants.
- The definition of an offspring is a result.
An example of an offspring is the new project created during the meeting.
A lioness with her offspring.
nounpl. offspring offspring
- The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
- A child or children of a parent or parents: the offspring of Zeus and Leto.
- The result or product of something: “the glaciers, the offspring of the gentle snow” (John Muir).
Origin of offspringMiddle English ofspring, from Old English : of, off; see off + springan, to rise.
(plural offspring or offsprings)
- A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s); a person's children.
- All a person's descendants, including further generations.
- An animal or plant's progeny, an animal or plant's young.
- (figuratively) Another produce, result of an entity's efforts.
- Artists often treasure their works as their immortal offspring.
- (computing) A process launched by another process.
- The form offsprings is also used for the plural, especially the computing sense.
Variant of offspring