Verb offset Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


offset (third-person singular simple present offsets, present participle offsetting, simple past and past participle offset or offsetted)

  1. To compensate for something.
  2. To form an offset in (a wall, rod, pipe, etc.).

More definition:

1.something that counterbalances, counteracts, or compensates for something else; compensating equivalent.

2.the start, beginning, or outset.

3.a short lateral shoot by which certain plants are propagated. offshoot or branch of a specific population or family.

5.any offshoot; branch.

6.Also called offset printing, offset lithography. Lithography. a process in which a lithographic stone or metal or paper plate is used to make an inked impression on a rubber blanket that transfers it to the paper being printed, instead of being made directly on the paper. the impression itself.

7.Also called setoff. Printing. an unintentional transfer of excess or undried ink from one printed sheet to another.

8.Geology. (in faults) the magnitude of displacement between two previously aligned bodies. a spur of a mountain range.

9.Machinery. a jog or short displacement in an otherwise straight and continuous line, as in a pipe, lever, or rod, made to avoid objects or to connect with other parts.

10.Architecture. setoff (def 3). 1
1.Surveying. a short distance measured perpendicularly from a main survey line. Also called offset line. a line a short distance from and parallel to a main survey line. 1

2.Naval Architecture. any of the coordinates by which any point on a hull being planned is located.

3.of, noting, or pertaining to an offset. 1

4.Lithography. pertaining to, printed by, or suitable for printing by offset. 1

5.placed away from a center line; off-center. 1

6.placed at an angle to something, as to the axis of a form, shape, or object; not parallel.
1 counterbalance as an equivalent does; compensate for, The gains offset the losses.1 juxtapose with something else, as for purposes of comparison, to offset advantages against disadvantages.1

9.Printing. to make an offset of. to print by the process of offset lithography.

20.Architecture. to build with a setoff, as a wall. 2
1.Surveying. to establish (a line) parallel to a main survey line at an offset.
2 project as an offset or branch. 2 counterbalance or compensate. 2

4.Printing. to make an offset.


His dark skin was offset by brilliant turquoise eyes, his noble carriage and cold features giving him the appearance of an ancient prince.

You can't offset the balance of the entire universe for one woman.

The $7,000,000 saved in this manner has doubtless been more than offset by the additional interest charges on subsequent loans, due to the loss of public confidence.

This is offset by a very heavy emigration, which sometimes exceeds the immigration in certain of the states.

The amount of the debt outstanding, minus gold and silver certificates and Treasury notes offset by cash in the Treasury, was $1,295,147,432.04 on the 1st of November 1909.

With further transfer of the carbon from the graphitic to the combined state, the matrix itself grows weaker (EF); but this weakening is offset in a measure by the continuing decrease of discontinuity due to the decreasing proportion of graphite.

The obstacle due to lack of coal is offset by the splendid water powers 'afforded by the rapid streams in all parts of the province.

A second offset, under the name of the Kalang river, rejoins the parent stream a short distance above the town of Gauhati.

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