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offspring (consequence)

Definition:

something that comes into existence as a result

Class:

event noun (natural events)

Plural:

offspring*
(* offspring may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring

Synonyms:

materialisation [British spelling] | materialization [American/Canadian spelling]

Etymology:

Old English ofspring "children or young collectively, descendants", literally...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of offspring...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Offspring

the product of reproduction, of a new organism produced by one or more parents. Collective offspring may be known as a brood or progeny in a more general way. This can refer to a set of simultaneous offspring, such as the chicks hatched from one clutch... (46 of 206 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Offspring

Offspring (disambiguation)

the product of biological reproduction. Offspring may refer to: In music: The Offspring, an American rock band "The Offspring" (album), their debut album | In television: Offspring (TV series), a 2010 Australian comedy-drama series | "Offspring", a... (35 of 169 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Offspring (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

offspring | progeny [synonym, sense-specific]

the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny | a product, outcome, or result (16 of 448 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/offspring

Merriam-Webster:

offspring | offsprings [plural] | young [synonym, sense-specific] | product [synonym, sense-specific] | child [synonym, sense-specific] | result [synonym, sense-specific] | progeny [synonym, sense-specific] | offshoot [synonym, sense-specific] | fruit [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the product of the reproductive processes of an animal or plant; "young", "progeny" ; "child" | "product", "result" ; "offshoot" [sense-specific] (20 of 143 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/offspring

Wiktionary:

offspring | offsprings [plural] | baby/babies [synonym, sense-specific] | child/children [synonym, sense-specific] | issue [pluralized, synonym, sense-specific] | get [synonym, sense-specific] | descendants [synonym, sense-specific] | lineage [synonym, sense-specific] | progeny [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s); a person's children. | All a person's descendants, including further generations. | An animal or plant's progeny, an animal or plant's young. | [figurative] Another produce, result of an entity's efforts. | ... (33 of 69 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/offspring

Macmillan British Dictionary:

offspring [countable]

[biology] someone's child or children ; the baby or babies of an animal | something that has developed as a result of something else (23 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/offspring

Oxford Dictionary:

offspring

a person's child or children | an animal's young. | the product or result of something (14 of 60 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/offspring

Random House Dictionary:

offspring | offsprings [plural]

children or young of a particular parent or progenitor. | a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents. | a descendant. | descendants ... (23 of 51 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/offspring

American Heritage Dictionary:

offspring

The progeny or descendants of a person, animal, or plant considered as a group. | A child of particular parentage. | A result; a product. (23 of 44 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/offspring

Cambridge Dictionary:

offspring

the young of an animal | [humorous or formal] a person's children (11 of 43 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/offspring

New World Dictionary:

offspring | offsprings [plural]

a child or animal as related to its parent | a descendant or descendants collectively; progeny | a product, outcome, or result (20 of 35 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/offspring

Britannica Encyclopedia:

event [occurrence]

notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the ... (20 of 71 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/197129​/event

Encarta Dictionary:

offspring | offsprings [plural]

a person's child or an animal's young, or sometimes a descendant of a plant | the product, consequence, or effect of something (21 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684591​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

offspring

Origin: Old English ofspring "children or young collectively, descendants", literally "those who spring off (someone,)" from off + ... (17 of 30 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=offspring

Wiktionary:

offspring | offsprings [plural]

Origin: Middle English ofspring, from Old English ofspring ("offspring, descendants, posterity"), equivalent to off- + spring. Compare Icelandic afspringr ("offspring"). More at off, spring.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/offspring

Merriam-Webster:

offspring | offsprings [plural]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English ofspring, from Old English, from of off + springan to spring

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/offspring

American Heritage Dictionary:

offspring

Origin: Middle English ofspring, from Old English: of, off; see "off" + springan, to rise.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/offspring

New World Dictionary:

offspring | offsprings [plural]

Origin: Middle English ofspring from Old English: see "off" and "spring"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/offspring

Oxford Dictionary:

offspring

Origin: Old English ofspring (see "off", "spring")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/offspring

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

offspring

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "offspring"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/offspring

Macmillan British Dictionary:

offspring [countable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "offspring"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/offspring

Macmillan American Dictionary:

offspring [countable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "offspring"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/offspring

Cambridge Dictionary:

offspring

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "offspring"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "offspring"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/offspring

the Free Dictionary:

offspring

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "offspring"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "offspring"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "offspring" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/offspring

Google Dictionary:

offspring

Audio: English pronunciation of "offspring"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=offspring

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

offspring

Audio: North American pronunciation of "offspring"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=offspr​01 word=offspring

YourDictionary Audio:

offspring

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "offspring" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/offspring

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