Offspring meaning

ôfsprĭng, ŏf-
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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.

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A child or animal as related to its parent.
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The definition of an offspring is a result.

An example of an offspring is the new project created during the meeting.

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A child or children of a parent or parents.

The offspring of Zeus and Leto.

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A descendant or descendants collectively; progeny.
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The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
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A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s); a person's children.
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All a person's descendants, including further generations.
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An animal or plant's progeny, an animal or plant's young.
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(figuratively) Another produce, result of an entity's efforts.

Artists often treasure their works as their immortal offspring.

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(computing) A process launched by another process.
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A product, outcome, or result.
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The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
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The result or product of something.
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Origin of offspring

  • Middle English ofspring from Old English of off off springan to rise

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ofspring, from Old English ofspring (“offspring, descendants, posterity"), equivalent to off- +"Ž spring. Compare Icelandic afspringr (“offspring"). More at off, spring.

    From Wiktionary