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
Synonyms: descent extraction

"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
Related terms: intersection
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
Similar spelling:   original