noun, plural off·spring, off·springs.

  1. children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
  2. a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
  3. a descendant.
  4. descendants collectively.
  5. the product, result, or effect of something: the offspring of an inventive mind.


  1. the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny
  2. a product, outcome, or result

n.Old English ofspring “children or young collectively, descendants,” literally “those who spring off (someone,)” from off + springan “to spring” (see spring (v.)). The figurative sense is first recorded c.1600. n.

  1. The progeny or descendants of a person, animal, or plant considered as a group.
  2. A child of particular parentage.
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