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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.


  1. Because

    Because is a song by Greek singer Demis Roussos. It was released as a single in 1977. The song was part of the 1977 Demis Roussos album The Demis Roussos Magic.


  1. because

    "Because" is a conjunction used to show cause or reason. It introduces a clause that explains why something happened or why someone holds a certain opinion or belief.

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. Democratic Leader Berta Gardner:

    Because Alaska is a very high cost area and we have a small scattered population, insurance companies are not eager to do business here, costs are high and there are relatively few people. For instance there is no rheumatologist in the entire state.

  2. Alisa Tang:

    The moment they arrive, they are already heavily indebted, so they have to give up a lot of rights because they have to keep the job to have money to pay the recruiters.

  3. P. J. O'Rourke:

    The preamble to the Constitution states We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare... It doesn't say guarantee the general welfare. And it certainly doesn't say give welfare benefits to all the people in the country who aren't doing so well even if the reason they aren't doing so well is because they're sitting on their butts in front of the TV.

  4. Ty Wooten:

    You also have the potential for increased errors, because if we're working people more, then they don't have the time to get the rest which can lead to problems when they are working.

  5. Hanna Karttunen:

    I’ve been to shelters with the kids from the dance school where it smells like mold and everyone is trying to keep good feelings, i know this shelter at the Leopolis is where I will go next time even if I’m at the [nearby] dance studio because it was so beautiful.

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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. nasty
    • B. alternate
    • C. opaque
    • D. frantic

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