- a ground of legal action; the matter over which a person goes to law.
- a case for judicial decision.
- the end or purpose for which a thing is done or produced.
- Aristotelianism. any of the four things necessary for the movement or the coming into being of a thing, namely a material (material cause ), something to act upon it (efficient cause ), a form taken by the movement or development (formal cause ), and a goal or purpose (final cause ).
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Ruby Bridges, who today is an author, speaker and civil rights activist, confirmed the death and said the cause was cancer.Lucille Bridges, who stood by daughter Ruby through school desegregation, dies at 86|Emily Langer|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The cause was heart failure, said his daughter-in-law Maggie Crosby.Norm Crosby, comedian who mangled words with great extinction, dies at 93|Harrison Smith|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Yet it is also one of the most common causes of drug allergies.Penicillin allergies may be linked to one immune system gene|Jeanne Erdmann|November 9, 2020|Science News
When there is so much cause for emotion, it’s hard to remember that there exists — somewhere in this universe, somewhere in you — emotion without cause.After the 2016 election, Agnes Martin's paintings gave me solace. This time, they're still an escape.|Kelsey Ables|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
As we reported, the elder Rocky’s lawsuits may be actually hurting the cause of ballot access.Politics Report: Winners and Losers Special Edition|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|November 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
And the Causer of the mountain will probably know that they both are right.Dynamic Thought|William Walker Atkinson
I call him Homo Causacadere, the fall causer, whose activator is hostility.I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon|Richard Sabia
The causing of the little ones to offend hangs a fearful woe about the neck of the causer.Mary Marston|George MacDonald
Quand Boum était assoupi, ses parents s'éloignaient de son lit et restaient à causer près de la cheminée.Histoires grises|E. Edouard Tavernier
Wit ye well I would not for the stint of my crown be causer to withdraw your hearts.Stories of King Arthur and His Knights|U. Waldo Cutler
British Dictionary definitions for cause
- a ground for legal action; matter giving rise to a lawsuit
- the lawsuit itself
Derived forms of causecausable, adjectivecausability, nouncauseless, adjectivecauser, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cause
In addition to the idioms beginning with cause
- cause a commotion
- cause raised eyebrows
- lost cause