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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beginning, origin, root, rootage, sourcenoun
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, extractionnoun
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, inceptionnoun
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, stocknoun
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
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They were received by Myanmar authorities and assisted at two reception centers, refugees in Thailand have been expressing interest in returning home and have begun making plans for their future beyond the camps in Thailand in the hope that peace and stability will prevail in their places of origin in south-eastern Myanmar.
We know that country of origin is a poor predictor of a propensity to commit acts of terror. If it were, Pakistan has been a far more problematic source of attack planning and would be at the top of the President's list, but that country merits not even a mention in the order.
We did however find differences in added sugars consumption by race and Hispanic origin, for example, non-Hispanic Asian toddlers consumed the fewest added sugars at around 3.7 teaspoons [ a day ]. Non-Hispanic Black toddlers consumed the most added sugars at about 8.2 teaspoons [ a day ].
Consider your origin you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Just as rose smells; similarly, every object, fragrances such as its origin since that defines real and fake identity.
Translations for origin
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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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