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Meaning & Definition of Offspring in English

English

Offspring

/ɔfsprɪŋ/

noun

1. The immediate descendants of a person

  • "She was the mother of many offspring"
  • "He died without issue"
    synonym:
  • offspring
  • ,
  • progeny
  • ,
  • issue

2. Something that comes into existence as a result

  • "Industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the french revolution's various socialistic offspring"
  • "This skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
    synonym:
  • offspring
  • ,
  • materialization
  • ,
  • materialisation

3. Any immature animal

    synonym:
  • young
  • ,
  • offspring

Examples of using

Just as it sometimes happens that deformed offspring are produced by deformed parents, and sometimes not, so the offspring produced by a female are sometimes female, sometimes not, but male, because the female is as it were a deformed male.
Some animals are producing offspring in zoos.
Parents can pass many diseases on to their offspring.