owing to

preposition

Definition of owing to

: because of
  • absent owing to illness

Examples of owing to in a Sentence

  1. She walks with a limp owing to a childhood injury.

  2. owing to the extra snow days this year, we'll have to run an additional two days into June

First Known Use of owing to

circa 1625

owing to Synonyms


OWING TO Defined for English Language Learners

owing to

preposition

Definition of owing to for English Language Learners

  • : because of (something)


OWING TO Defined for Kids

owing to

preposition

Definition of owing to for Students

: because of
  • … she saw nothing, owing to the darkness …
  • —Charles Dickens, The Cricket on the Hearth


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