because of

preposition

Definition of because of

: by reason of : on account of

Examples of because of in a Sentence

  1. I was late for work because of the snowstorm, which made driving a nightmare.

First Known Use of because of

14th century

because of Synonyms

Synonyms
due to, owing to, through, with, on account of


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