What does because mean?

Definitions for becausebɪˈkɔz, -ˈkɒz, -ˈkʌz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word because.


  1. because(Adverb)

    For the reason (that).

  2. because(Adverb)

    On account (of), for sake (of).

    I ruined my life because of you!

  3. because(Conjunction)

    By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.

    I hid myself because I was afraid.

  4. because(Conjunction)

    As known because; as inferred because; as determined because.

  5. because(Conjunction)

    So that, in order that.

  6. Origin: From bi cause = bi + cause, modelled on par cause

Webster Dictionary

  1. Because

    by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that

  2. Because

    in order that; that


  1. Because

    "Because" is a song written by John Lennon and recorded by the Beatles in 1969. It features a prominent three-part vocal harmony by Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison, overdubbed twice to make nine voices in all. It first appeared on Abbey Road, immediately preceding the extended medley on side two of the record.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Because

    be-kawz′, adv. and conj. because of: for the reason that: on account of: for (followed by of). [Prep. by, and Cause.]

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  1. because

    The because symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the because symbol and its characteristic.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of because in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of because in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Theodore Hesburgh:

    My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy you don't make them because they are cheap you don't make them because they're popular you make them because *they're right*.

  2. Henry Sedgwick:

    We think so because other people all think so; or because after all, we do think so; or because we were told so, and think we must think so; or because we once thought so, and think we still think so; or because, having thought so, we think we will think so.

  3. W. G. Morrice:

    Christians rejoice because God is their heavenly Father who forgives the penitent, because God sent his Son into the world for the salvation of all who have faith, because Jesus Christ not only died but was raised again from the dead and because joy is one of the ninefold fruits of the Spirit.

  4. Alex Walker:

    My wife doesn't disagree with me on my position on marriage. She said she was torn because we have some family members who have some very different views on that. She was torn just because the emotion on the family and because all of the media attention on that. Not because she was torn with me on the position.

  5. Mohamed Zaree:

    This all started because in 2011 ... the security agencies wanted to find an explanation for what happened on Jan. 25. So they said money came to the NGOs before January and this is the cause of what happened, but what happened actually happened because of the interior ministry, because of torture, because of repression, because of the state of emergency.

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