Offing Definition

ôfĭng, ŏfĭng
noun
The distant part of the sea visible from the shore.
Webster's New World
A position at a distance from the shore.
Webster's New World
(figuratively) The foreseeable future. Chiefly in the phrase in the offing.
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verb

Present participle of off.

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Other Word Forms of Offing

Noun

Singular:
offing
Plural:
offings

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Origin of Offing

  • off +"Ž ing. Attested since the 1620s. Early texts also spell the term offin and offen.

    From Wiktionary

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