conjunction Etymology: Middle English because that, because, from by cause that Date: 14th century 1. for the reason that ; since <
rested because he was tired
2. the fact that ; that <
the reason I haven't been fired is because my boss hasn't got round to it yet — E. B. White

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  • because — ou bicause [ bikoz ] conj. et prép. • 1928; angl. because « parce que » ♦ Fam. Parce que; à cause de. « Dominique lui tint pendant quelque temps compagnie puis finit par l abandonner bicause l arrivée de nouveaux invités » (Queneau). ● because… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Because — Be*cause , conj. [OE. bycause; by + cause.] 1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In order that; that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And the multitude rebuked them because they should hold their …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Because — is often used in connection with causality. The mathematical symbol for because is (∵) This is Unicode character U+2235.Artistic works entitled Because: * Because (Perry Como song) * Because (The Beatles song) * Because , a song by the Dave Clark …   Wikipedia

  • because — because, for, since, as, inasmuch as are the chief causal conjunctions in English. Because assigns a cause or reason immediately and explicitly; as, I hid myself, because [=for the express reason that, or as caused to do so by the fact that] I… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Because — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Because» Canción de The Beatles Álbum Abbey Road Publicación 26 de septiembre de 1969 …   Wikipedia Español

  • because — ► CONJUNCTION ▪ for the reason that; since. ● because of Cf. ↑because of USAGE On starting a sentence with because, see the note at AND(Cf. ↑and). ORIGIN from the phrase by c …   English terms dictionary

  • because — [bē kôz′, bēkuz′; bikôz′, bikuz′] conj. [ME bi cause < bi,BY + CAUSE] 1. for the reason or cause that; on account of the fact that; since 2. the reason that; that: used to introduce a noun clause because of by reason of; on account of …   English World dictionary

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