Prof"fer (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Proffered (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Proffering.] [OE. profren, proferen, F.
proférer, fr. L. proferre to bring forth or
forward, to offer; pro forward + ferre to bring. See
Bear to produce.] 1. To offer for
acceptance; to propose to give; to make a tender of; as, to
proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer
I reck not what wrong that thou me
2. To essay or attempt of one's own accord; to
undertake, or propose to undertake. [R.] Milton.
Prof"fer, n. 1. An
offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; a tender;
as, proffers of peace or friendship.
He made a proffer to lay down his
2. Essay; attempt. [R.]