Word of the Day: Cause

cause / ˈkȯz




  1. a reason or motive

He never was a friend who ceased to be so for a slight cause.

Portuguese Proverb


  1. something that brings about a result

Charity looks at the need and not the cause.

German Proverb


  1. a person or thing that produces or occasions an event

All things are cause for either laughter or weeping.

Latin Proverb


  1. in law, a ground for legal action

It’s an ill cause that a lawyer thinks shame of.

Scottish Proverb


  1. a matter to be resolved

And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

Exodus 18:26, King James Bible


  1. a movement that is supported

The best cause requires a good champion.

Dutch Proverb


  1. a charitable movement

The idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others throughout their lives.

Brandy Norwood, 1979-




  1. to bring about or produce a result

Anger is always more harmful than the insult that caused it.

Chinese Proverb