offing offing  /ˈɔ fɪŋ/


  1. (n) the near or foreseeable future
  2. (n) the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area


  1. With a number of lawsuits possibly in the offing, no one is saying.
  2. Dassault says similar arrangements with other social-networking sites, like MySpace and Bebo, are also in the offing.
  3. Another book is in the offing, and offers abound.


  1. UPPER MAKEFIELD: Write-in campaign sets up rematch in November between Tierney and Baldwin

    UPPER MAKEFIELD – It appears a rematch is in the offing for November between township supervisor candidates Mike Tierney and Bud Baldwin.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Advance

  2. Microsoft Readying Realtime Phone-Console Multiplayer

    Forget PC-console multiplayer, how about live phone-console gaming instead? That's what's in the offing for Windows Phone 7, according to a Canadian Microsoft employee who apparently l et the company plans slip to tech site rgbfilter at Microsoft's X10 event in Toronto. The salient bit starts at 10:27 in the video. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    on June 8, 2013     Source: PC World

  3. Ducks feel painful playoff deja vu

    Despite regional loss, Horton says CWS in the offing for Oregon EUGENE —Â For the second consecutive year, the University of Oregon baseball season lost a deciding playoff game at PK Park and missed the College World Series. After Oregon fell to Rice 11-4 on Monday, Ducks coach George Horton asked himself four questions and answered each one in turn. Horton: “Are we satisfied?” No. Are we close ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Portland Tribune


  1. "Nothing can be as malicious and as further from the truth," said Mr. Biti. "As a matter of fact, there are no talks or discussions taking place between the two parties and most importantly, there is no agreement in the offing."
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Tendai Biti Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. In remarks Thursday at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, de Hoop Scheffer said, "I do not believe the second Cold War is in the offing but the role Russia wants to play in the international system is uncertain."
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Source: FOXNews

  3. Adkins said: "I'm pleased for the players who have worked hard and made it an entertaining cup tie against the might of Manchester City and the big players they have brought here. We all had a belief that there was a giant-killing in the offing but...
    on Jan 24, 2010 By: Nigel Adkins Source: AFP

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