1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, oclc, page 0147 : Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers.( transitive ) To place (something) in a position where it can be added to an existing mechanical assembly.

Etymology 2 edit From Middle English offren, offrien, from Old English offrian (to offer, sacrifice, bring an oblation from Latin offer (to present, bestow, bring before, literally to bring to from Latin ob fer (bring, carry from Proto-Indo-European *ber-, *br- (to carry, bear later reinforced.Middle English offer, from, old English offrian (make a sacrifice) rather than from.

1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin 1985,.64: The opportunity, however, did not offer till next morning, for Phoebe did not come to bed till long after I was gone to sleep.That you know your duty, and will not offer to controvert his will?Nor will any body else believe you in earnest in the offer, if I would.