- 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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Days spent decades seeking to advance the cause of civil rights from positions both inside and outside the government.Drew S. Days III, first African American to lead civil rights division at Justice Department, dies at 79|Emily Langer|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
When ants die of natural causes, they also release oleic acid, so dead ants “smell a little something like olive oil,” Penick says.Why can some people smell ants? Here’s the answer to TikTok’s latest mystery.|Rachael Zisk|November 18, 2020|Popular-Science
While this study may provide some insight into how exactly SARS-CoV-2 is mutating and what happens when it does, it shouldn’t be a cause for concern.
So even if your state is reporting a low number of daily new cases, a high positive rate should be a cause for alarm — a sign that there’s an outbreak that’s only hidden due to a lack of testing.
TikTok is testing a new feature that allows users to directly from their TikTok profiles raise funds for causes and charities they care about.TikTok test lets users fundraise for charity from their profile|Sarah Perez|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
“This is a federal mandate that is causing some real problems for schools across the country,” Kline told a CBS affiliate in July.
The people who are involved in the violence, they figure out ways to remain here at all costs and continue causing trouble.
After a few moments, four officers exited the vehicle, causing the man to turn and walk away quickly.
Another common prank was to spin the cannon in the direction of the major, causing him to leap out of the way.
The federal bench will be harmed by dozens of vacancies going unfilled, causing a case backlog.If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday|Jonathan Alter|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heat of drunkenness is the stumblingblock of the fool, lessening strength and causing wounds.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
In estivo-autumnal fever the regular grouping, while usually present at first, is soon lost, thus causing "irregular malaria."A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
This had the effect of causing the fourth lion to break cover and leap upon a rock as the first had done.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
"Y—es," answered Mr. Carr, his excessive astonishment causing a hesitation.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Ibrahim stopped his song to sigh, and struck his donkey lightly under the right ear, causing it to turn sharply to the left.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
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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In addition to the idioms beginning with cause
- cause a commotion
- cause raised eyebrows
- lost cause