noun, plural off·spring, off·springs.
- children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
- a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
- a descendant.
- descendants collectively.
- the product, result, or effect of something: the offspring of an inventive mind.
- the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny
- 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.
- The progeny or descendants of a person, animal, or plant considered as a group.
- A child of particular parentage.