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offing

Definitions of offing
  1. noun
    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
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    type of:
    body of water, water
    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
  2. noun
    the near or foreseeable future
    “there was a wedding in the offing
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    type of:
    future, futurity, hereafter, time to come
    the time yet to come
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