Off"spring` (?), n.sing. & pl. [Off + spring.]

1.

The act of production; generation.

[Obs.]

2.

That which is produced; a child or children; a descendant or descendants, however remote from the stock.

To the gods alone
Our future offspring and our wives are known.
Dryden.

3.

Origin; lineage; family.

[Obs.]

Fairfax.

 

© Webster 1913.

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