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Definitions for Because
bɪˈkɔz, -ˈkɒz, -ˈkʌzbe·cause

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  1. becauseadverb

    For the reason (that).

  2. becauseadverb

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

    I ruined my life because of you!

  3. becauseconjunction

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

    I hid myself because I was afraid.

  4. becauseconjunction

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

  5. becauseconjunction

    So that, in order that.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Becauseconjunct.

    Etymology: from by and cause.

    How great soever the sins of any person are, Christ died for him, because he died for all; and he died for those sins, because he died for all sins; only he must reform. Henry Hammond, Fundam.

    Men do not so generally agree in the sense of these as of the other, because the interests, and lusts, and passions of men, are more concerned in the one than the other. John Tillotson, Preface.

    Infancy demands aliment, such as lengthens fibres without breaking, because of the state of accretion. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

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. 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

Examples of Because in a Sentence

  1. James Inhofe:

    In case we have forgotten because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, i asked the chair, do you know what this is? It's a snowball just from outside here. So it's very, very cold out. Very unseasonable.

  2. Hunter S. Thompson:

    There is a progression of understanding vis-?-vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance -- physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its national pastime pedestal in less than fifteen years.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

  4. Marcus Samuelsson:

    It makes me feel good -- because I see young people ready to jump in, not caring about who Mitch McConnell are, Mitch McConnell religion, the color of Mitch McConnell skin, what's the accent Mitch McConnell have speaking English, they( have) one goal in mind : to make sure that they can provide aid and relief and hope with a smile.

  5. Dick Pound:

    I hope all sports will look at their governance and their anti-doping systems because their existence may be at risk, public opinion is going to move towards the view that all sport is corrupt.

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