- offshootsN-COUNT: usu with possIf one thing is an offshoot of another, it has developed from that other thing.
Psychology began as a purely academic offshoot of natural philosophy...
Firstdirect, Midland Bank's telephone banking offshoot, has cut its Visa card rate to APR 22.2%.Syn:
English dictionary. 2008.
Look at other dictionaries:
offshoot — off‧shoot [ˈɒfʆuːt ǁ ˈɒːf ] noun [countable] a company or organization which has developed from a larger or earlier one: • The company was originally an offshoot of Bell Telephones. * * * offshoot UK US /ˈɒfʃuːt/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE a company or … Financial and business terms
Offshoot — may refer to: Offshoot (plant), a concept in botany Offshoot Films, a digital media company See also Spin off (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an … Wikipedia
Offshoot — Off shoot , n. [Off + shoot.] That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
offshoot — I noun addition, annex, branch, byproduct, derivative, descendant, development, division, extension, issue, member, offspring, outgrowth, satellite, scion, subdivision, subsidiary, supplement II index affiliate, consequence (conclusion),… … Law dictionary
offshoot — (n.) 1670s, in figurative sense, of family trees; 1801 in general sense of a derivative; 1814 in literal sense, in reference to plants. From OFF (Cf. off) + SHOOT (Cf. shoot) (n.) … Etymology dictionary
offshoot — [n] development, product adjunct, appendage, branch, by product, derivative, descendant, limb, outgrowth, spin off, sprout; concepts 260,824 Ant. origin, source … New thesaurus
offshoot — ► NOUN 1) a side shoot on a plant. 2) a thing that develops from something else … English terms dictionary
offshoot — [ôf′sho͞ot΄] n. anything that branches off, or derives from, a main source; specif., a shoot or stem growing laterally from the main stem of a plant … English World dictionary
offshoot — UK [ˈɒfˌʃuːt] / US [ˈɔfˌʃut] noun [countable] Word forms offshoot : singular offshoot plural offshoots 1) a company, group, or organization that has developed from a larger one It s an offshoot of a Swedish company. a radical offshoot of the… … English dictionary
offshoot — off|shoot [ˈɔfʃu:t US ˈo:f ] n 1.) something such as an organization which has developed from a larger or earlier one offshoot of ▪ The company was originally an offshoot of Bell Telephones. ▪ the Mafia and its offshoots 2.) a new stem or branch… … Dictionary of contemporary English