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Definitions for genesis
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.


  1. genesis

    Genesis generally refers to the origin, inception, or formation of something. It is derived from the Greek word meaning "birth" or "creation". In a religious context, Genesis is the first book of the Bible which outlines the creation of the world.

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. Senior Vice President Manfred Fitzgerald:

    We will definitely go as Genesis brand down the road of alternative propulsions and it is very, very obvious that EV is definitely on the map, i think full electric cars will be the future in the auto industry.

  2. Larry Taylor:

    The associations of minerals will tell us something about the genesis of this rock, which is a strange one indeed.

  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. Catherine Hermsen:

    The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing has actively and deliberately placed consumers at risk with their fraudulent Miracle Mineral Solution, and Americans expect and deserve medical treatments that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective, we commend the efforts of our law enforcement partners for vigorously investigating this matter. The FDA will continue our efforts to make sure these and other like-minded sellers do not jeopardize the health of Americans during this pandemic and in the future.

  5. Andrei Hagiu:

    [ The Sega Genesis Mini ] is completely copycat, the Sega Genesis Mini -RSB-'s just a quick opportunity to make money, why not ?

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