An example of offer is to make a bid on a house.
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.
Did you accept his offer for the car?
An offer of assistance.
Offered to leave without them if they didn't hurry.
She offered to help with her homework.
Everybody offered an opinion.
I offered twenty dollars for it.
The company is offering a salary of Â£30,000 a year.
He would be offering at the shepherd's voice.
I will not offer at that I cannot master.
To offer violence to somebody.
The repertory group is offering two new plays this season.
Thousands of bushels of wheat on offer.
To offer prayers, offer up sacrifices.
To offer one's services.
To offer a plan.
To offer to go.
To offer resistance.
When the opportunity offers.
Offered to carry the packages.
Partisans who offered strong resistance to the invaders.
Origin of offer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English offren, offrien, from Old English offrian (“to offer, sacrifice, bring an oblation"), from Latin offerÅ (“to present, bestow, bring before", literally “to bring to"), from Latin ob + ferÅ (“bring, carry"), from Proto-Indo-European *bÊ°er-, *bÊ°rÄ“- (“to carry, bear"), later reinforced by Old French offrir (“to offer"). Cognate with Old Frisian offria (“to offer"), Old Dutch offrÅn (“to offer"), German opfern (“to offer"), Old Norse offra (“to offer"). More at ob-, bear. Displaced Old English ÄbÄ“odan from Ä- + bÄ“odan (“to command, decree, summon").
- From Middle English offer, from Old French offre (“offer"), from offrir (“to offer"), from Latin offerÅ (“to present, bring before"). Compare North Frisian offer (“sacrifice, donation, fee"), Dutch offer (“offering, sacrifice"), German Opfer (“victim, sacrifice"), Danish offer (“victim, sacrifice"), Icelandic offr (“offering"). See verb below.
- off +"Ž -er