Definitions for: Offspring


[n] any immature animal
[n] something that comes into existence as a result; "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
[n] the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"



Webster (1913) Definition: Off"spring`, n.sing. & pl. [Off + spring.]
1. The act of production; generation. [Obs.]

2. That which is produced; a child or children; a descendant
or descendants, however remote from the stock.

To the gods alone Our future offspring and our wives
are known. --Dryden.

3. Origin; lineage; family. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

Synonyms: issue, materialisation, materialization, progeny, young

See Also: animal, animate being, baby, bastard, beast, brute, by-blow, child, consequence, creature, effect, eldest, event, fauna, firstborn, grandchild, hatchling, heir, illegitimate, illegitimate child, issue, kid, love child, outcome, relation, relative, result, spat, successor, upshot, whoreson, young bird, young fish, young mammal

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