• Definition for "in the offing"
• Inside the part of the ocean referred to…
• Cross Reference for "in the offing"
• In the Offing

# in the offing definition

• 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.
• noun:
• noticeable yet not nearby.