Offset Definition

ôfsĕt, ŏf-
offsets, offsetting
noun
offsets
Anything that balances, counteracts, or compensates for something else; compensation.
Webster's New World
Something that is set off, or has sprung or developed, from something else; offshoot; extension; branch; spur.
Webster's New World
The start or initial stage; the outset.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
A ledge or recess formed in a wall by a reduction in its thickness above.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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verb
offsets, offsetting
To balance, complement, counteract, compensate for, etc.
Webster's New World
To make an offset.
Webster's New World
To cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface.
American Heritage
To make (an impression) by offset printing.
Webster's New World
To come out or develop as an offset.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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adjective
Of, relating to, or being an offset.
Webster's New World
That is offset, off center, or at an angle.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Offset

Noun

Singular:
offset
Plural:
offsets

Origin of Offset

  • From off- +"Ž set, used to construct the noun form of the verb to set off.

    From Wiktionary

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