owing to
preposition Date: 1667 because of <
absent owing to illness
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  • owing to — is an acceptable, idiomatically correct phrase meaning because of or attributable to : Owing to the lateness of the bus, we were unable to make connection with the train. As with due to, avoid adding the fact that to owing to. See also due to …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • owing to — preposition because of something: Flights from Boston were canceled owing to bad weather. Owing to the rising cost of fuel, more people are using public transport …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • owing to — ► owing to because of or on account of. Main Entry: ↑owing …   English terms dictionary

  • owing to — the severity of the weather, tonight s concert will be postponed until next Tuesday Syn: because of, as a result of, on account of, due to, as a consequence of, thanks to, in view of, by dint of; formal by reason of …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • owing to — see due to 2 …   Modern English usage

  • owing to — [preposition] because of, as a result of, on account of * * * BECAUSE OF, as a result of, on account of, due to, as a consequence of, thanks to, in view of; formal by reason of. → owing * * * preposition : because of impassable by cars owing to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • owing to — ow|ing to prep formal because of something ▪ Owing to a lack of funds, the project will not continue next year. ▪ Flight BA213 has been delayed owing to fog. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WORD CHOICE:owing to, due to, because of, thanks to Owing to and due to are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • owing to — UK / US preposition Collocations: Both owing to and due to mean because of . They are used in exactly the same way, except that due to can be used after the verb to be : Their failure was due to a lack of care and attention (not: was owing to).… …   English dictionary

  • owing to — preposition Because of, on account of. I will not be adding more entries owing to repetitive strain injury. Syn: consequence, result, because of, due to, thanks to, on account of …   Wiktionary

  • owing to — [ˈəʊɪŋ ˌtuː] preposition because of something Owing to the rising cost of fuel, more people are using public transport.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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