Antonyms for origin

Grammar : Noun
Spell : awr-i-jin, or-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɔr ɪ dʒɪn, ˈɒr-

Definition of origin

Origin :
  • c.1400, "ancestry, race," from Old French origine "origin, race," and directly from Latin originem (nominative origo) "a rise, commencement, beginning, source; descent, lineage, birth," from stem of oriri "to rise, become visible, appear" (see orchestra).
  • noun cause, basis
  • noun beginning, inception
  • noun family, heritage
Example sentences :
  • I am not answerable for offences which have their origin in the eyes of the multitude.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • We see that the puzzle about identity proves at last to be of Grecian origin.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • The trout-fly settled all doubts in my mind as to his origin and his identity.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Here we trace the origin of the infelicity of this religious household.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Fanny betrayed in her face the Italian origin of her father.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It derives its origin altogether from custom and experience.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • The origin of these turf monuments is still a matter of controversy.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • Other theories with regard to the origin of the hundred have been suggested.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • True, and that proves something more, these animals are not of American origin.
  • Extract from : « The Field of Ice » by Jules Verne
  • This is the origin of the saying, “Good wine needs no bush.”
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield

Synonyms for origin

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