beginning, origin, root, rootage, source(noun)
the place where something begins, where it springs into being
"the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
extraction, start, get-go, showtime, seed, parentage, ascendent, base, pedigree, offset, tooth root, reference, theme, ascendant, informant, root system, rootage, first, etymon, germ, radical, root, kickoff, descent, stemma, source, ancestor, inception, antecedent, stock, origination, author, lineage, reservoir, line, outset, line of descent, stem, root word, starting time, bloodline, generator, solution, ancestry, beginning, commencement, blood, blood line
origin, descent, extraction(noun)
properties attributable to your ancestry
"he comes from good origins"
fall, rootage, parentage, declination, lineage, downslope, root, declension, stock, ancestry, stemma, descent, blood, extraction, decline, declivity, inception, line of descent, line, blood line, pedigree, source, bloodline, origination, filiation, beginning
origin, origination, inception(noun)
an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
rootage, innovation, parentage, instauration, lineage, introduction, root, stock, creation, ancestry, founding, stemma, descent, blood, extraction, inception, line of descent, line, blood line, pedigree, source, initiation, bloodline, origination, foundation, beginning, institution
the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived
"the rumor had its origin in idle gossip"; "vegetable origins"; "mineral origin"; "origin in sensation"
lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
personal credit line, inception, cable, business, billet, stemma, origination, rakehell, store, beginning, ancestry, filiation, roue, agate line, lineage, crinkle, stock, telephone circuit, declivity, farm animal, linage, seam, inventory, bloodline, root, course, crease, melodic line, air, channel, short letter, production line, job, occupation, assembly line, parenthood, contrast, downslope, gillyflower, birth, product line, livestock, line of work, blood, bank line, line of merchandise, personal line of credit, rake, melody, decline, derivation, strain, neckcloth, dividing line, rootage, transmission line, breed, ocellus, gunstock, line of descent, argumentation, profligate, logical argument, phone line, furrow, rail line, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, melodic phrase, fund, rip, line of business, pedigree, extraction, declination, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, demarcation, subscriber line, line of products, stock certificate, fall, communication channel, caudex, telephone line, credit line, declension, source, broth, line of reasoning, tune, note, simple eye, argument
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The Latin commencement is more formal than the Saxon beginning, as the verb commence, is more formal than begin. Commencement is for the most part restricted to some form of action, while beginning has no restriction, but may be applied to action, state, material, extent, enumeration, or to whatever else may be conceived of as having a first part, point, degree, etc. The letter A is at the beginning (not the commencement) of every alphabet. If we were to speak of the commencement of the Pacific Railroad, we should be understood to refer to the enterprise and its initiatory act; if we were to refer to the roadway we should say "Here is the beginning of the Pacific Railroad." In the great majority of cases begin and beginning are preferable to commence and commencement as the simple, idiomatic English words, always accurate and expressive. "In the beginning was the word," John i, 1. An origin is the point from which something starts or sets out, often involving, and always suggesting causal connection; as, the origin of evil; the origin of a nation, a government, or a family. A source is that which furnishes a first and continuous supply, that which flows forth freely or may be readily recurred to; as, the source of a river; a source of knowledge; a source of inspiration; fertile land is a source (not an origin) of wealth. A rise is thought of as in an action; we say that a lake is the source of a certain river, or that the river takes its rise from the lake. Motley wrote of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Fount, fountain, and spring, in their figurative senses, keep close to their literal meaning. Compare CAUSE.
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The people want to go back to their places of origin, and want to leave this dream behind and go back to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
Indians are extremely proud that India invented nothing. By "Nothing" I mean ZERO, the number and concept that forms the origin and solid foundation of our number system. Interestingly our number system was also invented first by Hindu Mathematicians and Philosophers in India. So paradoxical as it may seem, India invented nothing as well as everything.
Any tanker with Iranian crude follows a similar pattern of behavior : they do that by turning off their AIS transponder, turning it on and off in order to circumvent being tracked, they have deliberately taken measures to circumvent identifying the ship's destination, location and cargo origin.
We observe all enemy ships, particularly (those of) America, point-by-point from their origin until the moment they enter the region, we have complete images and a large archive of the daily and moment-by-moment traffic of the coalition forces and America.
We don't have a precise idea of the origin of the shots fired, one or more perpetrators were taken down by our colleagues, there was a cross fire.
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- اصل, منشأ, مصدر, منبعArabic
- počátek, pramen, původ, vznikCzech
- Herkunft, Anfang, Entstehung, Quelle, UrsprungGerman
- lähteet, alkuperä, origoFinnish
- origine, sourceFrench
- orijin, sousHaitian Creole
- eredet, származás, kezdet, origó, forrásHungarian
- asal usul, asalIndonesian
- 起源, 原因Japanese
- oorsprong, herkomst, afkomstDutch
- origo, utgangspunkt, opprinnelseNorwegian
- origem, nascente, começoPortuguese
- origine, originăRomanian
- исто́чник, исто́к, нача́ло, нача́ло координа́т, происхожде́ниеRussian
- ìshodīšte, počétak, podrijétlo, ìzvor, porijéklo, vrȅlo, ìzvorīšteSerbo-Croatian
- ursprung, origo, källa, härkomstSwedish
- orijin, kökenTurkish
- umsuka, umdabu, indabukoZulu
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