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conjunction be·cause \bi-ˈkȯz, -ˈkəz, -ˈkȯs, bē-\

Definition of because

  1. 1 :  for the reason that :  since rested because he was tired

  2. 2 :  the fact that :  that the reason I haven't been fired is because my boss hasn't got round to it yet — E. B. White

Examples of because in a Sentence

  1. I ran because I was afraid.

  2. Why did you do it? Because she told me to.

Origin and Etymology of because

Middle English because that, because, from by cause that



BECAUSE Defined for English Language Learners

because

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Definition of because for English Language Learners

  • : for the reason that


BECAUSE Defined for Kids

because

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conjunction be·cause \bi-ˈkȯz, -ˈkəz\

Definition of because for Students

  1. :  for the reason that I ran because I was scared.

because of

  1. :  for the reason of The game was canceled because of rain.



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