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English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Middle English bi cause = bi (by) + cause, modelled on Old French par cause

Pronunciation

  • (stressed)
  • (unstressed)
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Adverb

because (not comparable)

  1. Template:archaic For the reason (that).
    • 1611, Authorized King James Version of Genesis 2:3:
      And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
  2. On account (of), for sake (of).
    I ruined my life because of you!

Derived terms

Translations

Conjunction

  1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.
    I hid myself because I was afraid.
  2. As known because; as inferred because; as determined because.
    It must be broken, because I pressed the button and nothing happened.
    He's not a nice guy, because he yells at people for no reason.
  3. Template:obsolete So that, in order that. [15th-17th c.]
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.2:
      Simon [...] set the house on fire where he was born, because nobody should point at it.

Synonyms

Translations

Interjection

because

  1. Used to terminate inquiry concerning origin or purpose, typically initiated by why
    "Daddy, why is the sky blue?" / "Well, because the sky .... Because the light .... Because the air .... Just because!"

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: between · face · tell · #175: because · few · whom · love