English to English
1. the near or foreseeable future
there was a wedding in the offing
2. the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area
there was a ship in the offing
3. That part of the sea at a good distance from the shore, or where there is deep water and no need of a pilot; also, distance from the shore; as, the ship had ten miles offing; we saw a ship in the offing.