What does the word offering mean?

Usage examples for offering

  1. And I say, 'Fair One, accept this humble offering, I beseech thee'-" " Accept this hum- bul offering, I- I beseech thee"- the Little Lover was saying it over and over to himself. – The Very Small Person by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  2. He seemed pleased at this, and replied with a smile, " Stop here, my dear friend; afterwards I shall, perhaps, have time to tell you what I think of this," pointing to the letter, which he then put into his pocket, and turned round to the company, offering his arm to a young lady. – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  3. I'm your bishop now; I've said it, mind- and no one sees you," said Cleve, again offering his cigars. – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu