What does Genesis mean?

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ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs; -ˌsizGen·e·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. genesis, generationnoun

    a coming into being

  2. Genesis, Book of Genesisnoun

    the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers


  1. genesisnoun

    The origin, start, or point at which something comes into being.

    Some point to the creation of the Magna Carta as the genesis of English common law.

    Etymology: From γένεσις.

  2. Genesisnoun

    The first of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the first book in the Torah.

    Etymology: From γένεσις.

  3. Genesisnoun

    of American usage since the 1980s.

    Etymology: From γένεσις.

  4. Genesisnoun

    The video game console Mega Drive by Sega.

    Etymology: From γένεσις.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genesisnoun

    the act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination

    Etymology: [L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race. See Gender.]

  2. Genesisnoun

    the first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race

    Etymology: [L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race. See Gender.]

  3. Genesisnoun

    same as Generation

    Etymology: [L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race. See Gender.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Genesis

    jen′e-sis, n. generation, creation, or production: the first book of the Bible, so called from its containing an account of the Creation:—pl. Gen′esēs.—adjs. Genes′iac, -al, Genesit′ic, pertaining to Genesis. [L.,—Gr.,—gignesthai, to beget.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Genesis

    the first book in the Bible, so called in the Septuagint, as containing an account of the origin of the world, of the human family, and of the Jewish race; a book of the oldest date possessing any human interest.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Genesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Genesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Genesis in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  2. Pastor Blair:

    I am beside myself with frustration that our tax dollars go to promote a drag queen show and safe sex events with carnival games that are obscene and graphic, yet when it comes to something like debating Darwinian evolution or talking about the literal Creation account of Genesis – well that kind of speech must be censored.

  3. Joseph Schumpeter:

    The evolution of the capitalist style of life could be easily -- and perhaps most tellingly -- described in terms of the genesis of the modern Lounge Suit.

  4. John Barrymore:

    In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone but sometimes it is a great relief.

  5. Tony Robbins:

    Passion is the genesis of genius.

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