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1. origin

noun. ['ˈɔrədʒən'] the place where something begins, where it springs into being.

Synonyms

  • birthplace
  • source
  • provenance
  • point source
  • place of origin
  • wellhead
  • jumping-off place
  • trailhead
  • head
  • cradle
  • derivation
  • fountainhead
  • root
  • headwater
  • trail head
  • wellspring
  • headspring
  • home
  • beginning
  • provenience
  • point of departure
  • spring
  • rootage

Antonyms

  • death
  • crossbred
  • purebred
  • descendant

Etymology

  • origine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • origo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Origin

  • allergan
  • allergen
  • amerongen
  • antigen
  • bijan
  • bludgeon
  • burgeon
  • cajun
  • carcinogen
  • collegian
  • contagion
  • dajun
  • detjen
  • dodgen
  • dudgeon
  • dungeon
  • engine
  • engine
  • estrogen
  • evjen

How do you pronounce origin?

Pronounce origin as ˈɔrəʤən.

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Sentences with origin


1. Noun, singular or mass
Critical path is a term that has its origin in project management.

Quotes about origin


1. My husband John Lennon was a very special man. A man of humble origin, he brought light and hope to the whole world with his words and music.
- Yoko Ono

2. Ms. Wormwood: Calvin, can you tell us what Lewis and Clark did? Calvin: No, but I can recite the secret superhero origin of each member of Captain Napalm's Thermonuclear League of Liberty. Ms. Wormwood: See me after class, Calvin. Calvin: [retrospectively] I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
- Bill Watterson

3. Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor.
- Avi Arad

2. origin

noun. ['ˈɔrədʒən'] properties attributable to your ancestry.

Synonyms

  • ancestry
  • descent
  • extraction
  • derivation
  • lineage
  • filiation

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • origine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • origo (Latin)

3. origin

noun. ['ˈɔrədʒən'] the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero.

Antonyms

  • break

Etymology

  • origine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • origo (Latin)

4. origin

noun. ['ˈɔrədʒən'] an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events.

Synonyms

  • preliminary
  • beginning
  • emanation
  • prelude
  • inception
  • overture
  • cause
  • procession
  • rise
  • origination

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • follower
  • natural depression

Etymology

  • origine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • origo (Latin)

5. origin

noun. ['ˈɔrədʒən'] the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived.

Antonyms

  • destabilize

Etymology

  • origine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • origo (Latin)

6. origin

noun. ['ˈɔrədʒən'] the descendants of one individual.

Synonyms

  • descent
  • side
  • lineage
  • blood line
  • ancestry
  • blood
  • bloodline
  • kinfolk
  • stemma
  • pedigree
  • family
  • family tree
  • line of descent
  • family line
  • kinsfolk
  • genealogy
  • parentage
  • folk
  • sept
  • line
  • phratry

Antonyms

  • rear
  • reverse
  • tail
  • foot

Etymology

  • origine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • origo (Latin)
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