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origin

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of origin

  1. 1 a point or place at which something is invented or provided <the origins of human language remain a matter of considerable debate> Synonyms cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, source, root, seedbed, spring, well, wellspringRelated Words beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one

  2. 2 the source from which something grows or develops <the origin of the tradition of giving presents at Christmastime> Synonyms fountainhead, germ, seed, root, seedbedRelated Words font, fountain, spring, well, wellhead, wellspring; beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, genesis, inception, incipiency, launch, morning, onset, outset, start, threshold; creation, inauguration, origination

  3. 3 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended <they could trace their origins back 15 generations> Synonyms birth, blood, bloodline, breeding, descent, extraction, family tree, genealogy, line, lineage, ancestry, parentage, pedigree, stock, strainRelated Words heredity, succession; family, house; kin, kindred, relations, relatives; raceNear Antonyms offspring; child, heir, inheritor, son, successorAntonyms issue, posterity, progeny, seed




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