Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun offset

6 senses of offset

Sense 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")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 2
counterbalance, offset -- (a compensating equivalent)
       => compensation -- (something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury))

Sense 3
stolon, runner, offset -- (a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips)
       => plant organ -- (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)

Sense 4
outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset -- (a natural consequence of development)
       => consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (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")

Sense 5
offset, offset printing -- (a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper)
       => printing, printing process -- (reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication)

Sense 6
set-back, setoff, offset -- (structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb offset

5 senses of offset

Sense 1
offset, countervail -- (compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals")
       => balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise -- (bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights")

Sense 2
cancel, offset, set off -- (make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength")
       => balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise -- (bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights")

Sense 3
offset -- (cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface)
       => transfer -- (move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital")

Sense 4
offset -- (create an offset in; "offset a wall")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 5
offset -- (produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings")
       => print, impress -- (reproduce by printing)

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