An offering is a type of offer or bid, like the kind made in a business meeting.

When you offer something—like a cookie—you're asking someone if they want it. An offering is like that: it's an offer. One type of offering is a proposal or bid made in business. A sports team could make an offering of three million dollars a year to a running back. A bidder could make an offering of one thousand dollars at an auction. An offering is a promise to pay that much if the offering is accepted.

Definitions of offering
  1. noun
    something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    “noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds”
    synonyms: offer
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    contract offer
    offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate
    marriage offer, marriage proposal, proposal, proposal of marriage
    an offer of marriage
    an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
    an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
    bid, tender
    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
    tender offer
    an offer to buy shares in a corporation (usually above the market price) for cash or securities or both
    the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
    rights issue, rights offering
    an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later
    a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    olive branch, peace offering
    something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
    an offer of two for the price of one
    takeover bid
    an offer to buy shares in order to take over the company
    an informal reference to a marriage proposal
    a bid that is higher than preceding bids
    buyout bid
    a bid to buy all of a person's holdings
    a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal
    type of:
    content, message, subject matter, substance
    what a communication that is about something is about
  2. noun
    money contributed to a religious organization
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    an offering of a tenth part of some personal income
    the offerings of the congregation at a religious service
    Peter's pence, hearth money
    an annual contribution made by Roman Catholics to support the papal see
    thank offering
    an offering made as an expression of thanks
    type of:
    contribution, donation
    a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
  3. noun
    something presented to a deity as a sacrifice or symbol of devotion
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    something acquired without compensation
  4. noun
    the verbal act of offering
    synonyms: offer
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    speech act
    the use of language to perform some act
  5. noun
    the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
    synonyms: oblation
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    type of:
    gift, giving
    the act of giving
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