Pronunciation: (ô'fur-ing, of'ur-), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.