Definitions for causekɔz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

causekɔz(n.; v.)caused, caus•ing.

  1. (n.)a person that acts or a thing that occurs so as to produce a specific result:

    the cause of the accident.

  2. the reason or motive for some action:

    a cause for rejoicing.

  3. good or sufficient reason:

    to complain without cause.

  4. a ground of legal action. a case for judicial decision.

    Category: Law

  5. a principle, ideal, goal, or movement to which a person or group is dedicated:

    the Socialist cause; the human rights cause.

    Category: Sociology

  6. (v.t.)to be the cause of; bring about.

Idioms for cause:

  1. make common cause,to unite in a joint effort.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of cause:

1175–1225; ME (< OF) < L causa reason, sake


'cause*kɔz, kʌz, unstressed kəz(conj.)

  1. because.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of 'cause:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cause(noun)

    events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

    "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"

  2. cause, reason, grounds(noun)

    a justification for something existing or happening

    "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"

  3. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort(noun)

    a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

    "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"

  4. causal agent, cause, causal agency(noun)

    any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

  5. lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa(verb)

    a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

    "the family brought suit against the landlord"

  6. cause, do, make(verb)

    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

    "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"

  7. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make(verb)

    cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

    "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cause(noun)ɔz

    a thing that makes sth happen

    the cause of the disease; the Civil War and its causes

  2. causeɔz

    the reason sb feels or behaves a particular way

    I had good cause to be angry.; There's no cause for worry/alarm/concern.

  3. causeɔz

    a group or idea that people support

    Opponents started a website for their cause.; Give money to a good cause.

  4. cause(verb)ɔz

    to make happen

    What caused the problems?; The heat caused several people to collapse.


  1. cause(Noun)

    The source or reason of an event or action

  2. cause(Noun)

    A goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends.

    He is fighting for a just cause.

  3. cause(Verb)

    To set off an event or action.

    The lightning caused thunder.

  4. cause(Verb)

    To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority.

    His dogged determination caused the fundraising to be successful.

  5. cause(Conjunction)


  6. Origin: From cause, from cause, from causa, in also "a thing". Origin uncertain. See accuse, excuse. Displaced native sake (from sacu), andweorc (from andweorc).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cause

    that which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist

  2. Cause

    that which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing

  3. Cause

    sake; interest; advantage

  4. Cause

    a suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action

  5. Cause

    any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general

  6. Cause

    the side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain

  7. Cause(noun)

    to effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb

  8. Cause(verb)

    to assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse

  9. Cause

    abbreviation of Because

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cause' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1406

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cause' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2153

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cause' in Nouns Frequency: #456

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cause' in Verbs Frequency: #109

Anagrams of cause

  1. sauce

Translations for cause

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something or someone that produces an effect or result

Having no money is the cause of all my misery.

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