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.

  2. Genesisnoun

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

  3. Genesisnoun

    of American usage since the 1980s.

  4. Genesisnoun

    The video game console Mega Drive by Sega.

  5. Etymology: From γένεσις.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GENESISnoun

    Generation; the first book of Moses, which treats of the production of the world.

    Etymology: γένεσις; genese, French.


  1. Gênesis

    Gênesis is a Brazilian telenovela produced by RecordTV and Casablanca that aired from 19 January 2021 to 22 November 2021. The series is written by Camilo Pellegrini, Raphaela Castro, and Stephanie Ribeiro. It stars an ensemble cast featuring Zé Carlos Machado, Adriana Garambone, Oscar Magrini, Cássia Linhares, Miguel Coelho, Thaís Melchior, Pablo Morais, Francisca Queiroz, Juliano Laham, Letícia Almeida, Juliana Boller and Carlo Porto. The plot is based on the Book of Genesis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genesisnoun

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

  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

  3. Genesisnoun

    same as Generation

  4. 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. Mark Meadows:

    And as it related to this particular investigation, what was the genesis of the Russia collusion investigation?

  2. Bryson DeChambeau:

    I want to win Augusta, all the majors, have the career Grand Slam and continue to win events, i've won Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus' event, and that's pretty cool. I want to eventually win [Tiger Woods' Genesis Invitational], and have all three of those. That'd be cool.

  3. Joshua Swamidass:

    Most readers of Genesis understood Adam and Eve to be (1) ancestors of us all, and (2) miraculously created without parents of their own, in contrast, evolution teaches that (3) we share common ancestors with apes, and (4) we arise from a large population, not a single couple. This conflict of fact onlyseemed solvable by revising foundational Christian theological beliefs, or by rejecting evolution.

  4. Jon Belmar:

    The genesis of this was a physical confrontation.

  5. Al Green:

    There are men who have wives and daughters, there are men who respect women and there will be men in this fight for women, this is not over. It's just a genesis of a new beginning.

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