Adjective "offing" definition and examples

(Offing may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɒfɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The more distant part of the sea in view.

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    1. the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore, beyond the anchoring ground.

    2. a position at a distance from shore. Idioms

    3. in the offing, at a distance but within sight. in the projected future; likely to happen: A wedding is in the offing.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "spokesmen can be offing."

    "heads can be offing."

    "corp.s can be offing."

    "weeks can be offing."

    "strategists can be offing."

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    Origin

    Early 17th century: perhaps from off + -ing.

    Phrase

    in the offing