HyperDic: origin

English > 6 senses of the word origin:
NOUNlocationorigin, beginning, root, rootage, sourcethe place where something begins, where it springs into being
attributeorigin, descent, extractionproperties attributable to your ancestry
eventorigin, origination, inceptionan event that is a beginning
cognitionoriginthe point of intersection of coordinate axes
processoriginthe source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived
grouporigin, lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, parentage, stemma, stockthe descendants of one individual
origin > pronunciation
Soundsao'rahjhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > origin: 6 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe place where something begins, where it springs into being.
Example "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"
Synonymsbeginning, root, rootage, source
Narrowerbirthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, provenienceWhere something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
derivationThe source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
fountainhead, headspring, headThe source of water from which a stream arises
headwaterThe source of a river
homeplace where something began and flourished
jumping-off place, point of departureA place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
point sourceA concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
springA point at which water issues forth
trail head, trailheadThe beginning of a trail
wellhead, wellspringThe source of water for a well
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Spanishfuente, germen, nacimiento, origen, principio, raíz, venero
Catalanarrel, germen, naixement, origen, procedència
Verbsoriginatebegin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.
English > origin: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningProperties attributable to your ancestry.
Example"he comes from good origins"
Synonymsdescent, extraction
Narrowerfull blooddescent from parents both of one pure breed
Broaderancestry, lineage, derivation, filiationinherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
Spanishascendencia, cuna, extracción, origen
Catalanascendència, cuna, origen
English > origin: 6 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events.
Synonymsorigination, inception
Narrowercauseevents that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
emanation, rise, procession(theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
germinationThe origin of some development
preliminary, overture, preludeSomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
BroaderbeginningThe event consisting of the start of something
Spanishcomienzo, génesis, origen
Catalancomençament, gènesi, inici, origen
Adjectivesgeneticpertaining to or referring to origin
Verbsoriginatebring into being
originatecome into existence
originatebegin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.
English > origin: 6 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero.
BroaderintersectionA point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations
English > origin: 6 senses > noun 5, process
MeaningThe source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived.
Examples
  • "the rumor had its origin in idle gossip"
  • "vegetable origins"
  • "mineral origin"
  • "origin in sensation"
Broadersource(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
English > origin: 6 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningThe descendants of one individual.
Synonymslineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, parentage, stemma, stock
Narrowerfamily, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratryPeople descended from a common ancestor
sideA family line of descent
Broadergenealogy, family treesuccessive generations of kin
Spanishabolengo, árbol genealógico, ascendencia, casta, descendencia, estirpe, linaje, línea de descendencia, línea de sangre, línea, origen, parentela, parentesco, pedigrí, saga, sangre
Catalandescendència, estirp, llinatge, nissaga, origen, pedigrí

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