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A female given name sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.
The process of or an action or instance of coming to prominence.
A bed of earth covered with glass and heated by manure, electricity, etc. for forcing plants
(Football) A player at either end of the line
By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product. A source, origin of a flow (e.g. of favors, of knowledge).
The cause or origin of a disease or disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.
To originate is to start something or cause something to start.
The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
The definition of an entrance is where you go in someplace, such as a door, or coming into someplace in a memorable way, or an actor coming on stage.
(Archaic) An introduction; preface or prelude The act by which something is launched; a launch. The act or process of fashioning something; manufacture.
An embellishment in strip form, made of wood or other structural material, that is used to decorate or finish a surface, such as the wall of a room or building or the surface of a door or piece of furniture.
(Music) A short composition, usually for a keyboard instrument, developing a single short motif in counterpoint; esp., any of a group of these by J. S. Bach
Such an element reconstructed for a protolanguage.
Beginning means the moment or place when something started.
Any source, origin, or motive
That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.
An opening providing a means of entrance or intake.
The source or origin of something
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Provenance is defined as the place where something originally came or began, or a record tracing the ownership history of certain items that helps to confirm their authenticity and value.
The cylindrical shaft projecting from a watch, with a knurled knob at its end for winding the spring, setting the hands, etc.
The part of a vascular plant that is above ground, including the stem and leaves. The tips of shoots contain the apical meristem .
A website considered as an entry point to other websites, often by being or providing access to a search engine.
Any opening with a door in it; doorway
The total number of spectators who pay to see such an event
The definition of a gateway is an opening or entrance.
A fountainhead; a source:
The definition of a font is a water container, a source, or a style of type.
A device from which poultry may drink
Well is a wish of good fortune.
fons et origo (Latin)
The place or time of beginning
The place where someone is born or where something originates.
A framework of wood or metal used to support something, such as a ship undergoing construction or repair.
Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
(Medicine) An organism or population that directly or indirectly transmits a pathogen while being virtually immune to its effects.
More generally used to describe a person prior to the age of majority.
The definition of a youth is a young person who has not yet reached adulthood and refers to the time period before you become an adult.
The source, origin, or beginning of anything
A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
Any of a number of plants of the crucifer family, as evening stock ( Mathiola bicornis), or Virginian stock ( Malcomia maritima)
The state or relationship of being a parent. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
The definition of a parent is a mother or father.
(Law) One from whom an estate has descended;—the correlative of heir.
The definition of an egg is the female reproductive cell in many animals or the thin-shelled oval body laid by hens and other animals. In the reproductive cycle, the stage after the fertilization of the egg that precedes the development into a fetus.
The ultimate source, origin, or cause of something A short form of heating element, a component in electrical equipment, often in the form of a coil, having a high resistance, thereby generating heat when a current is passed through it.
The positively charged central region of an atom, composed of one or more protons and (for all atoms except hydrogen) one or more neutrons, containing most of the mass of the atom. The strong force binds the protons and neutrons, also known as nucleons , to each other, overcoming the mutual repulsion of the positively charged protons. In nuclei with many nucleons, however, the forces of repulsion may overcome the strong force, and the nucleus breaks apart in the process of radioactive decay . The protons and neutrons are arranged in the nucleus in energy levels known as shells analogous to those of the electrons orbiting the nucleus. The number of protons in the nucleus determines the atom's atomic number and its position in the Periodic Table.
Alternative spelling of first cause.
The works of an author or authors.
Capacity for sympathy or generosity; compassion:
Any natural force applied by people to produce power, as muscular energy or flowing water
A person who supervises and controls the administrative, financial, and commercial aspects of staging a show or performance or of creating and distributing a movie or audio recording.
(Mathematics) The value computed from a square matrix of numbers by a rule of combining products of the matrix entries and that characterizes the solvablitity of simultaneous linear equations. Its absolute value can be interpreted as an area or volume.
A force or substance that causes a change: Any agent used to make dough rise or to have a similar effect on baked goods.
(Figuratively) The most important reason for something.
The relationship between an action or event and the effect that it produces. Also called causation.
A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
The definition of a generator is someone or something that produces something.
(Archaic) Personal requirements or necessities.
A preceding occurrence, cause, or event. An incentive to act in a particular way; a reason or emotion that makes one want to do something; anything that prompts a choice of action. [from 15th c.]
The definition of inspiration is a person or thing that excites or stimulates, or inhaling.
An end of something in space; a limit or edge.
Something that follows naturally from a particular action, operation, or course; a consequence or outcome.
An end result; a consequence.
The power to influence or produce an effect.
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Birth is defined as a baby emerging from a mother's womb or the start of something.
Coming into being or being created. (Genetics) Relating to genetics or genes.
(Gram.) Expressing the beginning of an action
Chaotic, disordered, confused; also, incoherent, rambling.
About to produce or come forth with something, such as an idea or a discovery.
(Biol.) Earliest formed in the development of an organism, organ, structure, etc.; primitive
Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form: The name of the first letter of the Greek alphabet (Α, α), followed by beta. In the Latin alphabet it is the predecessor to A.
Parental heritage; family line; lineage
A basis for an action or response; a reason:
The act, process, or power of conceiving mentally; formulation of ideas, esp. of abstractions
A creating or being created
A process of development and change from one state to another, as of the universe in its development through time.
A thing extracted; extract
Lineage is defined as the descendants of a common ancestor.
The character or qualities of a mother; motherliness
Parental descent from a father
An organ or a part in its most rudimentary form or stage of development.
An act of beginning; an initial effort:
Emanate is defined as to come from or send forth. (Mathematics) The act of making a metric space complete by adding points.
The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.
Production of a desired impression:
The definition of a goal is something you aspire to do or wish to do or a goal can refer to scoring a point in certain sporting events. (Agriculture) A healthy plant that is used as the base for grafting a scion
(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
The fact or process of being derived or developing from a source:
The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.
(Informal) Glib or insincere talk, usually intended to deceive or impress:
A line of ancestors; a lineage.
A relative or family member:
precede ( plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
the descendants of one individual
the descendants of one individual In the study of stemmatics, a diagram showing the relationship of a text to its manuscripts
The roots of a plant, collectively
The act of something that starts.
A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material. A component that is forged (shaped by heating and hammering).
Access to land or premises.
The inclusion or insertion of an item, as in a record:
The definition of an outbreak is a sudden increase, outburst or riot.
The act or process of rising or going upward.
The definition of a twig is a small branch on a tree. First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
Existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; native
The end of life, when physical functions and vital signs stop.
(Narratology) The chronological conclusion of a series of narrative works. Synonym Study
suggests an origin so deep and basic as to be the ultimate cause from which something stems to get to the root of the matter
is specifically applied to the beginning of an undertaking, organization, etc. Smith headed the business from its inception
is the basic general term for a starting point or place the beginning of a quarrel
is applied to the point or place from which something arises, comes, or develops the sun is our source of energy
is applied to that from which a person or thing has its very beginning the origin of a word
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