Pronunciation: (ô'fur-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē, of'ur-),[key] —n., —pl.-ries. 1. (sometimes cap.) the offering of the unconsecrated elements that is made to God by the celebrant in a Eucharistic service.
2. Eccles. a. the verses, anthem, or music said, sung, or played while the offerings of the people are received at a religious service.
b. that part of a service at which offerings are made.
c. the offerings themselves.