What does the word cause mean?

  • That which produces an effect or condition; that by which a morbid change or disease is brought about.

  • An act which precedes another, and seems to be a necessary condition for the concurrence of the latter. The causes of disease are generally extremely obscure; although they, sometimes, are evident enough. The predisponent and occasional causes are the only two on which any stress can be laid; but as authors have divided them differently, a short explanation is necessary.

Usage examples for cause

  1. He was the cause of much trouble to Mr. Dobbes. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. No cause for fear. – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. He has had cause. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung

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