offset offset  /ɔf ˈsɛt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the time at which something is supposed to begin
  2. (n) a compensating equivalent
  3. (n) a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
  4. (n) a natural consequence of development
  5. (n) a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
  6. (n) structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
  7. (v) compensate for or counterbalance
  8. (v) make up for
  9. (v) cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
  10. (v) create an offset in
  11. (v) produce by offset printing

Usage(s):

  1. Carbon credits alone won't do much to offset the damage done by energy-guzzling spendthrifts.
  2. It would be offset by ending certain corporate tax breaks.
  3. The site takes your $20 or $40 or $100 offset payment and puts it toward tree plantings and investments in sustainable energy projects.

News

  1. Oxford Industries Q1 Profit Down On Higher Costs - Update

    Apparel maker Oxford Industries Inc. (OXM), Tuesday reported a lower profit for the first quarter, hurt mainly by increased operating costs that offset revenue growth. Going forward, the company reaffirmed its full-year earnings guidance, but lowered the upper-end of its sales outlook.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: RTT News

  2. Acton COA hosts program on senior work info

    Senior work program information Thursday, June 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seniors can earn up to $1,000 to help offset their town real estate taxes. The Human Resource Department will be at the senior Center to explain the program, how to apply and assist you in filling out the paperwork. This program is open to seniors currently enrolled in the program as well as those who would like to learn more ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Acton Beacon

  3. Alzheimer's Foundation of America Hosts Free Conference in New York

    The rising number of people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers often feel alone and unequipped to handle the daily challenges the brain disorder can bring. To offset this, the Alzheimer's Foundation ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "This rebate will be enough to offset the increased cost of gas for a working family over the next four months," Obama said in the crucial swing state of Florida.
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Speaking on the White House lawn on Friday, President George Bush said the money would "help Americans offset the high prices we're seeing at the gas pump and the grocery store" and "help pull us out of this economic slowdown".
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: President Bush Source: guardian.co.uk

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