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offset

 
Noun offset has 6 senses
  1. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset - 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"
    --1 is a kind of point, point in time
    --1 has particulars:
     birth; incipiency, incipience; terminus a quo, starting point; threshold
  2. counterbalance, offset - a compensating equivalent
    --2 is a kind of compensation
    Derived forms: verb offset2, verb offset1
  3. stolon, runner, offset - a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
    --3 is a kind of plant organ
  4. outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset - a natural consequence of development
    --4 is a kind of consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
  5. offset, offset printing - a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
    --5 is a kind of printing, printing process
    --5 has particulars: photo-offset printing, photo-offset; letterset printing
    Derived forms: verb offset5, verb offset3
  6. set-back, setoff, offset - structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
    --6 is a kind of structure, construction
    Derived form: verb offset4
Verb offset has 5 senses
  1. offset, countervail - compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals"
    --1 is one way to balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
    Derived form: noun offset2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. cancel, offset, set off - make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
    --2 is one way to balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
    Derived form: noun offset2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. offset - cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
    --3 is one way to
    transfer
    Derived form: noun offset5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. offset - create an offset in; "offset a wall"
    --4 is one way to
    make, create
    Derived form: noun offset6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. offset - produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings"
    --5 is one way to
    print, impress
    Derived form: noun offset5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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