|1.||[ noun ] the immediate descendants of a person|
"she was the mother of many offspring" "he died without issue"
|Related terms:||relative child baby grandchild firstborn successor bastard|
|2.||[ noun ] something that comes into existence as a result|
"industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring" "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
|Related terms:||consequence result happen|
|3.||[ noun ] (zoology) any immature animal|
|Related terms:||animal young_bird young_mammal orphan spat young_fish hatchling|