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Definition 1: any immature animal - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for offspring in the sense of this definition

(offspring is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(... is a kind of offspring ) any recently hatched animal (especially birds)

(... is a kind of offspring ) a young animal without a mother

(... is a kind of offspring ) any immature mammal

(... is a kind of offspring ) a bird that is still young

(... is a kind of offspring ) a young oyster or other bivalve

(... is a kind of offspring ) a fish that is young

Definition 2: something that comes into existence as a result - [noun denoting event]

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

  • industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring
  • this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts

Synonyms for offspring in the sense of this definition

(offspring 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 3: the immediate descendants of a person - [noun denoting person]

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

  • she was the mother of many offspring
  • he died without issue

Synonyms for offspring in the sense of this definition

(offspring is a kind of ...) a person related by blood or marriage

"police are searching for relatives of the deceased" "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

(... is a kind of offspring ) the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)

"the baby of the family" "the baby of the Supreme Court"

(... is a kind of offspring ) the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

(... is a kind of offspring ) a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age

"they had three children" "they were able to send their kids to college"

(... is a kind of offspring ) the offspring who came first in the order of birth

(... is a kind of offspring ) a child of your son or daughter

(... is a kind of offspring ) a person who inherits some title or office

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