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Offset meaning

offset - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. the time at which something is supposed to begin; " they got an early start"; " she knew from the get- go that he was the man for her"
  2. 2. produce by offset printing; " offset the conference proceedings"
  3. 3. create an offset in; " offset a wall"
  4. 4. cause ( printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
  5. 5. In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something
  6. 6. A short prostrate shoot, which takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc. See Illust. of Houseleek.
  7. 7. A sum, account, or value set off against another sum or account, as an equivalent; hence, anything which is given in exchange or retaliation; a set- off.
  8. 8. A spur from a range of hills or mountains.
  9. 9. A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.
  10. 10. An abrupt bend in an object, as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.
  11. 11. A more or less distinct transfer of a printed page or picture to the opposite page, when the pages are pressed together before the ink is dry or when it is poor.
  12. 12. To set off; to place over against; to balance; as, to offset one account or charge against another.
  13. 13. To form an offset in, as in a wall, rod, pipe, etc.
  14. 14. To make an offset.
  15. 15. See setoff.
  16. 16. A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; - called also set- off.
  17. 17. Anything set against another as an equivalent; a young shoot or bulb.
  18. 18. To place against as an equivalent.

offset - examples of usage

  1. " I really think I prefer rank dishonesty, if it is offset by courtesy and good breeding. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  2. What good effects upon man's better nature has alcohol to show as an offset for this dreadful tendency to bring out the worst and lowest in man? - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  3. But these advantages are offset by their large amount of tough, woody vegetable fibre; this is incapable of digestion, and though in moderate amounts it is valuable in helping to regulate the movements of the bowels, in excess it soon becomes irritating. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
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