Pronunciation: (ô'fur-ing, of'ur-),[key] —n. 1. something offered in worship or devotion, as to a deity; an oblation or sacrifice.
2. a contribution given to or through the church for a particular purpose, as at a religious service.
3. anything offered as a gift.
4. something presented for inspection or sale.
5. a sale: our spring offering of furniture. 6. the act of one who offers.