Definition - offset

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offset
  1. structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
  2. a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
  3. a natural consequence of development
  4. produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings"
  5. a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
  6. create an offset in; "offset a wall"
  7. a compensating equivalent
  8. cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
  9. the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
  10. make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
  11. compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals"