offering-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: something available for sale or patronage

Commentary: OFFERING[+artifact][+role][+product][+for_purchase]
NOTE: refers to a product, artifact, not the event of making a proposal (Sense 3)

That company's offering of a fixed 30-year mortgage at 4 percent was unbeatable.
Mary looked over the new course offerings in European literature.
These recent offerings by Wall Street firms are a new type of futures derivatives.

PropBank: offering.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a gift or donation made on behalf of a religion

Commentary: OFFERING[+artifact][+gift][+religious]

Volunteers of the church collect the offerings each week during the service.
Mary put an offering of flowers on the alter.
The cult made burnt offerings to their deities.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4

Sense Number 3: the event of proposing or volunteering something

Commentary: OFFERING[+event][+speech_act][+proposal]
NOTE: X's offering of Y -> X offered to do Y

His offering of help in the kitchen was most appreciated.
Critics wonder whether the offering of disarmament is sincere.
The offering made by their attorney in regards to this matter is not acceptable.
Bill's offering to buy the old house was made on Tuesday. (the act of proposing it)
Bill's offering for the old house was less than the owners had hoped for. (proposal of X dollars)

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3