- Inside the part of the ocean referred to as offing; at a substantial length from land, but noticeable from shore, usually in mention of the an approaching ship.
- shortly ahead; more likely to occur; in the future; projected to happen; on the horizon; within the wind.
- At a distance, but visible.
- noticeable yet not nearby.
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