in the offing
Offing Off"ing ([o^]f"[i^]ng; 115), n. [From {Off}.] That part of the sea at a good distance from the shore, or where there is deep water and no need of a pilot; also, distance from the shore; as, the ship had ten miles offing; we saw a ship in the offing. [1913 Webster]

{in the offing} (a) coming; arriving in the foreseeable future. (b) visible but not nearby. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • in the offing — adjective a) Within the area of the sea known as the offing; at a considerable distance from land, but visible from shore, often in reference to an approaching ship. They could see that the ship was waiting in the offing. b) Soon to come; likely… …   Wiktionary

  • Jeeves in the Offing — infobox Book | name = Jeeves in the Offing title orig = translator = image caption = author = P. G. Wodehouse illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = publisher = Simon Schuster, Inc. release date …   Wikipedia

  • in the wind — adjective Impending or in the offing; imminent. There is something in the wind, that we cannot get in. Syn: afoot, in the works …   Wiktionary

  • Heresy in the 20th century — Formal charges of heresy, although less common than in the medieval period, have not died out. Within the Christian churches there continued to be formal charges of heresy as well as less formal censures such as dismissal. The key issues in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Christian heresy in the 20th century — Although less common than in the medieval period, formal charges of heresy within Christian churches still occur. Key issues in the Protestant churches have included modern biblical criticism, the nature of God, and the acceptability of gay… …   Wikipedia

  • Money in the Bank (novel) — 1st edition cover (US) Money in the Bank is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 19 January 1942 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 27 May 1946 by Herbert Jenkins, London. The UK publication …   Wikipedia

  • Offing — Off ing ([o^]f [i^]ng; 115), n. [From {Off}.] That part of the sea at a good distance from the shore, or where there is deep water and no need of a pilot; also, distance from the shore; as, the ship had ten miles offing; we saw a ship in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Code of the Woosters —   …   Wikipedia

  • The Great Crash, 1929 — is a book written by John Kenneth Galbraith and published in 1954; it is an economic history of the lead up to the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The book argues that the 1929 stock market crash was precipitated by rampant speculation in the stock… …   Wikipedia

  • offing — noun /ˈɒfɪŋ,ˈɑfɪŋ,ˈɔfɪŋ/ a) The area of the sea in which a ship can be seen in the distance from land, excluding the parts nearest the shore, and beyond the anchoring ground. I came to an Anchor in seven fathomes water in the offing to Sea. b)… …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”