'cause


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'cause

 (kôz, kŭz)
conj. Informal
Because.

cause

(kɔz)

n., v. caused, caus•ing. n.
1. a person that acts or a thing that occurs so as to produce a specific result: the cause of the accident.
2. the reason or motive for some action: a cause for rejoicing.
3. good or sufficient reason: to complain without cause.
4.
a. a ground of legal action.
b. a case for judicial decision.
5. a principle, ideal, goal, or movement to which a person or group is dedicated: the Socialist cause; the human rights cause.
v.t.
6. to be the cause of; bring about.
Idioms:
make common cause, to unite in a joint effort.
[1175–1225; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin causa reason, sake]
caus′a•ble, adj.
caus`a•bil′i•ty, n.

'cause

(kɔz, kʌz, unstressed kəz)

conj. Informal.
because.
[1400–50]
Translations

'cause

[ˈkəz] cause [ˈkɔːz] conj (= because) → parce que
References in classic literature ?
I tried to make signs to Ole, 'cause I thought that man was crazy and might get the machine stopped up.
There don't seem ter be a minute in the day that Miss Polly ain't jest hangin' 'round waitin' ter do somethin' for that blessed lamb if 'tain't more than ter let in the cat--an' her what wouldn't let Fluff nor Buff up-stairs for love nor money a week ago; an' now she lets 'em tumble all over the bed jest 'cause it pleases Miss Pollyanna!
She jest lays there an' sleeps an' talks some, an' tries ter smile an' be 'glad' 'cause the sun sets or the moon rises, or some other such thing, till it's enough ter make yer heart break with achin'.