Definitions of offing

n the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area

“there was a ship in the offing
Type of:
body of water, water
the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

n the near or foreseeable future

“there was a wedding in the offing
Type of:
future, futurity, hereafter, time to come
the time yet to come

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