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English noun: offspring

1. offspring (person) the immediate descendants of a person


SamplesShe was the mother of many offspring.
He died without issue.


Synonymsissue, progeny


Broader (hypernym)relation, relative


Narrower (hyponym)baby, bastard, by-blow, child, eldest, firstborn, grandchild, heir, illegitimate, illegitimate child, kid, love child, successor, whoreson

2. offspring (event) something that comes into existence as a result


SamplesIndustrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring.
This skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts.


Synonymsmaterialisation, materialization


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

3. offspring (animal) any immature animal


Synonymsyoung


Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


Narrower (hyponym)hatchling, orphan, spat, young bird, young fish, young mammal









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