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English - Etymology

From Middle English _cause_, from Old French _cause_ (“a cause, a thing”), from Latin _causa_ (“reason, sake, cause”), in Medieval Latin also "a thing". Origin uncertain. See accuse, excuse. Displaced native Middle English _sake_ (“cause, reason”) (from Old English _sacu_ (“cause”)), Middle English _andweorc, andwork_ (“matter, cause”) (from Old English _andweorc_ (“matter, thing, cause”)).

From Middle English cause, from Old French cause (a cause, a thing), from Latin causa (reason, sake, cause), in Medieval Latin also "a thing". Origin uncertain. See accuse, excuse. Displaced native Middle English sake (cause, reason) (from Old English sacu (cause)), Middle English andweorc, andwork (matter, cause) (from Old English andweorc (matter, thing, cause)).

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* (Received Pronunciation) enPR: kôz, IPA(key): /kɔːz/ * (General American) IPA(key): /kɔz/, [kʰɔz], [kɑz] (In accents with the cot-caught merger) * Rhymes: -ɔːz * Homophone: caws; cores (non-rhotic dialects)

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CAUSE (_plural_ CAUSES) * The source of, or reason for, an event or action; that which produces or effects a result. _Her wedding will be CAUSE for celebration._ _They identified a burst pipe as the CAUSE of the flooding._ * A goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends. * Shakespeare God befriend us, as our CAUSE is just. * Burke The part they take against me is from zeal to the CAUSE. * (obsolete) Sake; interest; advantage. * Bible, 2 Corinthians vii. 12 I did it not for his CAUSE. * (obsolete) Any subject of discussion or debate; a matter; an affair. * Shakespeare What counsel give you in this weighty CAUSE? * (law) 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. SYNONYMS * (source or reason): reason, source DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * effect

cause (plural causes)

  1. The source of, or reason for, an event or action; that which produces or effects a result.
    Her wedding will be cause for celebration.
    They identified a burst pipe as the cause of the flooding.
  2. A goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends.
  3. (obsolete) Sake; interest; advantage.
  4. (obsolete) Any subject of discussion or debate; a matter; an affair.
  5. (law) 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.

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CAUSE (_third-person singular simple present_ CAUSES, _present participle_ CAUSING, _simple past and past participle_ CAUSED) * To set off an event or action. _The lightning CAUSED thunder._ * 1915, Emerson Hough, _The Purchase Price_, chapterI: Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. […] She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which CAUSED the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat. * To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority. _His dogged determination CAUSED the fundraising to be successful._ * Bible, Genesis vii.4 I will CAUSE it to rain upon the earth forty days. * To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse. (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?) DERIVED TERMS * causation TRANSLATIONS

cause (third-person singular simple present causes, present participle causing, simple past and past participle caused)

  1. To set off an event or action.
    The lightning caused thunder.
  2. To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority.
    His dogged determination caused the fundraising to be successful.
  3. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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* cause in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * cause in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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English - Anagrams

* sauce

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Asturian - Verb

CAUSE * first-person singular present subjunctive of _causar_ * third-person singular present subjunctive of _causar_

cause

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of causar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of causar

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French - Etymology

Borrowed from classical Latin _causa_. Compare _chose_.

Borrowed from classical Latin causa. Compare chose.

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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /koz/

  • IPA(key): /koz/

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French - Noun

CAUSE f (_plural_ CAUSES) * cause * case (a legal proceeding) DERIVED TERMS * à cause de

cause f (plural causes)

  1. cause
  2. case (a legal proceeding)

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French - Verb

CAUSE * first-person singular present indicative of _causer_ * third-person singular present indicative of _causer_ * first-person singular present subjunctive of _causer_ * third-person singular present subjunctive of _causer_ * second-person singular imperative of _causer_

cause

  1. first-person singular present indicative of causer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of causer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of causer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of causer
  5. second-person singular imperative of causer

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French - Anagrams

* sauce, sceau

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* “cause” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

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Italian - Noun

CAUSE f pl * plural form of _causa_

cause f pl

  1. plural form of causa

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Jèrriais - Etymology

From Latin _causa_.

From Latin causa.

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Jèrriais - Noun

CAUSE f (_plural_ CAUSES) * (law) case

cause f (plural causes)

  1. (law) case

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Middle English - Etymology

From Old French _cause_.

From Old French cause.

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Middle English - Noun

CAUSE (_plural_ CAUSES) * cause * 14TH CENTURY, Chaucer, _General Prologue_ He knew the CAUSE of everich maladye He knew the cause of every illness

cause (plural causes)

  1. cause

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Old French - Noun

CAUSE f (_oblique plural_ CAUSES, _nominative singular_ CAUSE, _nominative plural_ CAUSES) * cause

cause f (oblique plural causes, nominative singular cause, nominative plural causes)

  1. cause

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Portuguese - Verb

CAUSE * First-person singular (_eu_) present subjunctive of causar * Third-person singular (_ele_, _ela_, also used with _tu_ and _você_?) present subjunctive of causar * Third-person singular (_você_) affirmative imperative of causar * Third-person singular (_você_) negative imperative of causar

cause

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of causar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of causar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of causar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of causar

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Spanish - Verb

CAUSE * Formal second-person singular (_usted_) imperative form of _causar_. * First-person singular (_yo_) present subjunctive form of _causar_. * Formal second-person singular (_usted_) present subjunctive form of _causar_. * Third-person singular (_él_, _ella_, also used with _usted_?) present subjunctive form of _causar_.

cause

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of causar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of causar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of causar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of causar.


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