Definition and Meanings for cause

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Cause is ranked 1,008 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of cause

noun, verb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, conjunction

Etymology of cause

f. cause, fr. l. causa. cf. cause, v., kickshaw f. causer, fr. cause, fr. l. causa. see cause, n., and cf. acouse

Meaning of cause


as noun, verb

  • that which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist.
  • that which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing.
  • sake; interest; advantage.
  • a suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action.
  • any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general.
  • the side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • to effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb.

as intransitive verb

  • to assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.

as conjunction

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