because of meaning


    Definition of because of in English Dictionary

  • Preposition
    1. On account of; by reason of; for sake of, for the purpose of; by dint of; on the force of; by way of.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • She lip-synced to her own recording during the show because of her laryngitis.
        • People "mana shuffle" because of the numerous games they have played and they have found that land becomes clumped together (i.e. a "mana pocket").
        • Armand Marie, Pellagra (1910) p. 242. Certain of these “hydrophobias” are marked by a fear of flowing surfaces because of photophobia.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Because of their urgency the agent will air-freight the parts.
        • Because of its importance the director cinematised the happenings.
        • Because of my job I usually pad out just before nine o'clock.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Prepositions

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en become of
      2. en beauseant
      3. fr beauceron
      4. fr bécasseau
      5. en beats off
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of because of for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "because of" is a preposition.
      Definiteness: Level 5
      Definite    ➨     Versatile