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OFFSET (offsetting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does offset mean? 

OFFSET (noun)
  The noun OFFSET has 6 senses:

1. the time at which something is supposed to begin
2. a compensating equivalent
3. a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
4. a natural consequence of development
5. a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
6. structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

  Familiarity information: OFFSET used as a noun is common.


OFFSET (verb)
  The verb OFFSET has 5 senses:

1. compensate for or counterbalance
2. make up for
3. cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
4. create an offset in
5. produce by offset printing

  Familiarity information: OFFSET used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


OFFSET (noun)


Sense 1offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The time at which something is supposed to begin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

showtime; outset; offset; get-go; starting time; commencement; kickoff; beginning; start; first

Context examples:

they got an early start / she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Hypernyms ("offset" is a kind of...):

point; point in time (an instant of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "offset"):

birth (the time when something begins (especially life))

incipience; incipiency (beginning to exist or to be apparent)

starting point; terminus a quo (earliest limiting point)

threshold (the starting point for a new state or experience)


Sense 2offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A compensating equivalent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

offset; counterbalance

Hypernyms ("offset" is a kind of...):

compensation (something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury))


Sense 3offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

stolon; offset; runner

Hypernyms ("offset" is a kind of...):

plant organ (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)


Sense 4offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A natural consequence of development

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

outgrowth; offshoot; offset; branch

Hypernyms ("offset" is a kind of...):

consequence; effect; event; issue; outcome; result; upshot (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon)


Sense 5offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

offset printing; offset

Hypernyms ("offset" is a kind of...):

printing; printing process (reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "offset"):

photo-offset; photo-offset printing (a method of offset printing using photomechanical plates)

letterset printing (image is transferred from a relief type plate to a roller)


Sense 6offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

set-back; setoff; offset

Hypernyms ("offset" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)


OFFSET (verb)


Sense 1offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compensate for or counterbalance

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

countervail; offset

Context example:

offset deposits and withdrawals

Hypernyms (to "offset" is one way to...):

balance; equilibrate; equilibrise; equilibrize (bring into balance or equilibrium)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make up for

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

cancel; offset; set off

Context example:

His skills offset his opponent's superior strength

Hypernyms (to "offset" is one way to...):

balance; equilibrate; equilibrise; equilibrize (bring into balance or equilibrium)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "offset"):

counteract; counterbalance; countervail; neutralize (oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "offset" is one way to...):

transfer (move from one place to another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create an offset in

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

offset a wall

Hypernyms (to "offset" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5offset [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce by offset printing

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

offset the conference proceedings

Hypernyms (to "offset" is one way to...):

impress; print (reproduce by printing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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