offspring definition

  • noun:
    • The progeny or descendants of one, pet, or plant regarded as friends.
    • A child of particular parentage.
    • an outcome; something.
    • someone's daughter(s) and/or son(s); someone's young ones.
    • All your descendants, including further years.
    • An animal or plant's progeny, an animal or plant's young.
    • Another produce, consequence of an entity's efforts.
    • a procedure established by another procedure.
    • The work of manufacturing; generation.
    • That which is produced; a child or young ones; a descendant or descendants, but remote through the stock.
    • Origin; lineage; family.
    • Origin; descent; family.
    • Propagation; generation.
    • Progeny; descendants, however remote through the stock; issue: a collective term, applied to several or all descendants (sometimes, exceptionally, to collateral branches), or even to one young child if the sole descendant.
    • Synonyms Offspring, Issue, Progeny, Posterity, Descendants. Offspring and progeny affect the young of man or monster; the others often only to the people. Offspring and issue usually imply more than one, but may refer to one just; progeny and posterity make reference to one or more, and generally to numerous: offspring and issue refer generally speaking to your first-generation, the others to as much years as there could be in case, posterity and descendants always addressing multiple. Issue is nearly constantly a legal or genealogical term, talking about a child or young ones of just one who may have died. Posterity indicates an indefinite future of descent.
    • the instant descendants of an individual
    • something which has existence thus
    • any immature animal

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