1. [ verb ] compensate for or counterbalance
Synonyms: countervail

"offset deposits and withdrawals"

Related terms: balance counterbalance
2. [ verb ] make up for
Synonyms: set_off cancel

"His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

Related terms: balance counteract counterbalance
3. [ noun ] (botany) a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
Synonyms: runner stolon
Related terms: plant_organ
4. [ noun ] (business) a compensating equivalent
Synonyms: counterbalance
Related terms: compensation compensate cancel
5. [ noun ] (printing) a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
Synonyms: offset_printing
Related terms: printing letterset_printing photo-offset_printing
6. [ noun ] the time at which something is supposed to begin
Synonyms: beginning start outset first kickoff showtime get-go starting_time commencement

"they got an early start" "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

Related terms: end middle point threshold birth incipiency terminus_a_quo begin begin originate inaugurate
7. [ noun ] a natural consequence of development
Synonyms: branch offshoot outgrowth
Related terms: consequence
8. [ verb ] (printing) produce by offset printing

"offset the conference proceedings"

Related terms: print
9. [ verb ] create an offset in

"offset a wall"

Related terms: make set_back
10. [ verb ] cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
Related terms: transfer
11. [ noun ] structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
Synonyms: setoff set-back set_back
Related terms: structure
Similar spelling:   offside