verb (used without object), o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing.
Origin of originate
Examples from the Web for originating
While originating from cannabis sativa, like pot, it contains only a negligible amount of THC (the psychedelic chemical in weed).
Gloria Steinem, Time, 156, no. 15, p.20: Steinem disclaimed credit for originating the feminist expression.
It seems the earliest known rope play was found in 17th-century drawings known as komon sarashi shibari, originating in Japan.
Originating in New Orleans, Creole cuisine is the result of influences from the many nationalities who settled in the city.
In fact, the originating and compiling the programme for the exercises of the day, was the product of his fertile brain.Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow|Eliza R. Snow Smith
The nest was ovate, about an inch and a half long, with a tier of cells internally, originating from a common pedicle.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
Some officers succeed brilliantly at originating or developing ideas in the staff and fail miserably at handling men in the line.Letters from an Old Railway Official|Charles DeLano Hine
Ambiguous stones, originating from modifications of the substances included in the preceding classes.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus|William MacGillivray
Should this opinion be formed, there will doubtless occur many faults which may appear as originating in neglect.Poems, Volume I (of 3)|George Crabbe
British Dictionary definitions for originating
Word Origin and History for originating
1650s, probably a back-formation of origination. In earliest reference it meant "to trace the origin of;" meaning "to bring into existence" is from 1650s; intransitive sense of "to come into existence" is from 1775. Related: Originated; originating.