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Meaning of PROFFER

Pronunciation:  'prâfur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
  2. [v]  present for acceptance or rejection; ; "She offered us all a cold drink"

PROFFER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: offer, proposition, suggestion
 See Also: advance, approach, breath, feeler, ghost, give, hint, intimation, overture, proposal, tender, touch, trace



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prof"fer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proffered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Proffering}.] [OE. profren, proferen, F. prof['e]rer,
    fr. L. proferre to bring forth or forward, to offer; pro
    forward + ferre to bring. See {Bear} to produce.]
    1. To offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a
       tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to
       proffer friendship. --Shak.
             I reck not what wrong that thou me profre.
    2. To essay or attempt of one's own accord; to undertake, or
       propose to undertake. [R.] --Milton.
  2. \Prof"fer\, n.
    1. An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by
       another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship.
             He made a proffer to lay down his commission.
    2. Essay; attempt. [R.] --Bacon.