offspring

  • 1 offspring — offspring, young, progeny, issue, descendant, posterity are comparable when they mean those who follow in direct parental line. Offspring applies to those who are by birth immediately related to a parent; the term does not necessarily apply to… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 offspring — I noun brood, cadet, child, children, descendants, family, heir, issue, lineage, next generation, offshoots, posterity, progenies, progeny, proles, scion, spawn, stirps, successor, younger generation associated concepts: illegitimate offspring,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 offspring — meaning ‘a person s or animal s child or young’ has the same form in the plural: • A person is a Jew if he or she is the offspring of a Jewish mother or has been converted to the Jewish faith J. R. Baker, 1974 • So these offspring shared in the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 Offspring — Off spring , n. sing. & pl. [Off + spring.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of production; generation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. That which is produced; a child or children; a descendant or descendants, however remote from the stock. [1913 Webster] To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 offspring — [ôf′spriŋ΄] n. pl. offspring or offsprings [ME ofspring < OE: see OFF1 & SPRING] 1. a child or animal as related to its parent 2. a descendant or descendants collectively; progeny 3. a product, outcome, or result …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 offspring — offspring. = progeny (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 7 offspring — offspring. См. потомство. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 8 offspring — (n.) O.E. ofspring children or young collectively, descendants, lit. those who spring off (someone,) from off + springan to spring (see SPRING (Cf. spring) (v.)). The figurative sense is first recorded c.1600 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 offspring — [n] child, children baby, bambino*, brood, chip off old block*, cub, descendant, family, generation, heir, heredity, issue, kid*, lineage, offshoot, posterity, produce, progeniture, progeny, pup*, scion, seed, spawn, succession, successor, young; …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 offspring — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a person s child or children, or the young of an animal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Offspring — The Offspring Cet article a pour sujet le groupe de punk rock. Pour une définition du mot « offspring », voir l’article offspring du Wiktionnaire. The Offspring …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 12 Offspring — The Offspring The Offspring beim Carling Leeds Festival am 28. August 2004 Gründung 1984 (als Manic Subsidal) 1986 (als The Offspring) Genre Punkrock, Pop Punk …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 offspring — 01. The rhinoceros fought hard to protect its [offspring] from a pack of hyenas. 02. A female dog generally has around 4 [offspring] per litter. 03. The [offspring] of a zebra must learn to run within minutes of birth in order to survive. 04. The …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 Offspring — This article is about a biological term. For the punk rock band, see The Offspring. For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). A frog in frogspawn. In biology, offspring is the product of reproduction, of a new organism produced by one or… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 offspring */ — UK [ˈɒfˌsprɪŋ] / US [ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms offspring : singular offspring plural offspring 1) a) biology someone s child or children conflicts between parents and offspring b) the baby or babies of an animal The birds will see… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 Offspring — The offspring are strictly speaking the progeny, or young, born to a person. In a larger sense, the offspring are collectively all of the descendants, brood or family. For example, the offspring of someone with a genetic (inherited) condition… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 offspring — off|spring [ˈɔfˌsprıŋ US ˈo:f ] n plural offspring [: Old English; Origin: ofspring, from of off + springan to move suddenly ] 1.) someone s child or children often used humorously ▪ a young mother trying to control her offspring 2.) an animal s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 offspring — off|spring [ ɔf,sprıŋ ] (plural off|spring) noun count * 1. ) someone s child or children: conflicts between parents and offspring a ) the baby or babies of an animal: The birds will see you as a threat to their offspring. 2. ) something that has …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 offspring — [[t]ɒ̱fsprɪŋ, AM ɔ͟ːf [/t]] N COUNT: oft with poss (offspring is both the singular and the plural form.) You can refer to a person s children or to an animal s young as their offspring. [FORMAL] Eleanor was now less anxious about her offspring… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 offspring — /awf spring , of /, n., pl. offspring, offsprings. 1. children or young of a particular parent or progenitor. 2. a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents. 3. a descendant. 4. descendants collectively. 5. the product, result, or… …

    Universalium


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