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Definition 1: structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for offset in the sense of this definition

(offset is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

Definition 2: a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for offset in the sense of this definition

(offset is a kind of ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

(... is a kind of offset ) a method of offset printing using photomechanical plates

(... is a kind of offset ) image is transferred from a relief type plate to a roller

Definition 3: a natural consequence of development - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for offset in the sense of this definition

(offset is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

Definition 4: a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for offset in the sense of this definition

(offset is a kind of ...) a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

Definition 5: a compensating equivalent - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for offset in the sense of this definition

(offset is a kind of ...) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

Definition 6: the time at which something is supposed to begin - [noun denoting time]

Samples where offset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for offset in the sense of this definition

(offset is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of offset ) the time when something begins (especially life)

"they divorced after the birth of the child" "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

(... is a kind of offset ) beginning to exist or to be apparent

"he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850" "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"

(... is a kind of offset ) earliest limiting point

(... is a kind of offset ) the starting point for a new state or experience

"on the threshold of manhood"

Definition 7: produce by offset printing - [verb of creation]

Samples where offset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • offset the conference proceedings

(offset is a kind of ...) reproduce by printing

Definition 8: create an offset in - [verb of creation]

Samples where offset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • offset a wall

(offset is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 9: cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface - [verb of possession]

(offset is a kind of ...) move from one place to another

"transfer the data" "transmit the news" "transfer the patient to another hospital"

Definition 10: make up for - [verb of stative]

Samples where offset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His skills offset his opponent's superior strength

Synonyms for offset in the sense of this definition

(offset is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(... is a kind of offset ) oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

"This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

Definition 11: compensate for or counterbalance - [verb of stative]

Samples where offset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • offset deposits and withdrawals

Synonyms for offset in the sense of this definition

(offset is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

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