|1.||[ noun ] the place where something begins, where it springs into being|
|Synonyms:||source beginning root rootage|
"the Italian beginning of the Renaissance" "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation" "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River" "communism's Russian root"
|Related terms:||point home headwaters derivation fountainhead birthplace spring trail_head point_source jumping-off_place wellhead root|
|2.||[ noun ] (genetics) properties attributable to your ancestry|
"he comes from good origins"
|Related terms:||ancestry full_blood|
|3.||[ noun ] (mathematics) the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero|
|4.||[ noun ] an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events|
|Synonyms:||genesis inception origination|
|Related terms:||beginning cause preliminary emanation germination originate originate originate|
|5.||[ noun ] the descendants of one individual|
|Synonyms:||stock ancestry line pedigree lineage blood bloodline descent parentage stemma blood_line line_of_descent|
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
|Related terms:||genealogy breed family side rear|