genesis


gen·e·sis

noun \ˈje-nə-səs\

: the beginning of something

plural gen·e·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of GENESIS

:  the origin or coming into being of something <the genesis of a new political movement>

Examples of GENESIS

  1. a book about the genesis of the civil rights movement
  2. <was present at the meeting which was later considered the genesis of the new political movement>

Origin of GENESIS

Latin, from Greek, from gignesthai to be born — more at kin
First Known Use: circa 1604

Genesis

noun

Definition of GENESIS

:  the mainly narrative first book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures — see bible table

Origin of GENESIS

Greek
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Bible Terms

antediluvian, apocalyptic, apocrypha, behemoth

gen·e·sis

noun \ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of GENESIS

: the origin or coming into being of something : the process or mode of origin

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: gene–splicing
Previous Word in the Dictionary: genesic
All Words Near: genesis

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up genesis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More