Definition for origin

noun as in family, heritage

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I think we can see Liz’s story is sort of an origin point for so many cultural themes today.

From Time

Its 2018 report, “Reclaiming Native Truth,” explored the perceptions that Americans have of Native people, the origins of those perceptions and the impact that the perceptions have on Native people, particularly children.

In speaking with Parents for Peace, however, she began to think more about the origins of his views.

The notion of centering my column on “new” revelations about the origins of the Pentagon Papers seemed to be collapsing.

The scenario involved one storm, with origins in the Pacific Ocean, that would race across the country, die out over Ohio, and then hand off its energy to a secondary storm developing off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.

The mythic origin of the feast was the creation of the world by the god Marduk.

Some of the more notorious “green on blue” attacks have their origin in such outraged honor.

Black Alice and Strix have origin stories that more closely resemble the archetypal comic heroes.

The virus had to come from somewhere, but no one could figure out its origin.

Just corporeal enough to attest humanity, yet sufficiently transparent to let the celestial origin shine through.

But not only has the name tobacco and the implements employed in its use caused much discussion but also the origin of the plant.

A marked increase indicates some pathologic condition at the site of their origin.

William King, archbishop of Dublin, died; author of a celebrated treatise on the origin of evil.

Carpenter were the leaders, and this is claimed to have been the origin of Mechanics' Institutes.


On this page you'll find 193 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to origin, such as: ancestor, ancestry, connection, element, influence, and motive.

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