Meaning of offing

off•ing

Pronunciation: (ô'fing, of'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore, beyond the anchoring ground.
  2. a position at a distance from shore.
  3. A wedding is in the offing.
    1. at a distance but within sight.
    2. in the projected future; likely to happen:A wedding is in the offing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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