Dictionary Results for origin


1. origin - 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"

Synonym(s): beginning, root, rootage, source

Hypernym(s): point




2. origin - noun

· properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"

Synonym(s): descent, extraction

Hypernym(s): ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation




3. origin - noun

· an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

Synonym(s): origination, inception

Hypernym(s): beginning




4. origin - noun

· the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

Hypernym(s): intersection




5. origin - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): source




6. origin - noun

· the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

Synonym(s): lineage, line, line_of_descent, descent, bloodline, blood_line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, parentage, stemma, stock

Hypernym(s): genealogy, family_tree





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