because Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “because” in the English Dictionary

"because" in British English

See all translations

becauseconjunction

uk   /bɪˈkəz/ /-ˈkɒz/  us   /-ˈkɑːz/
A1 for the ​reason that: "Why did you do it?" "Because Carlos told me to". We can't go to Julia's ​party because we're going away that ​weekend. Just because I'm ​lending you my ​dress for ​tonight doesn't ​mean you can ​borrow it ​whenever you ​want to.informal Where've you been, because (= the ​reason I am ​asking is that) we haven't ​seen you ​recently?
More examples
(Definition of because from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"because" in American English

See all translations

becauseconjunction

 us   /bɪˈkɔz/
for the ​reason that: "Why did you ​throw it?" "Because Carlos told me to." We can’t go to Julia’s ​party because we’re going away that ​weekend.
because of
preposition
as a ​result of: The ​trip was ​canceled because of ​badweather.
(Definition of because from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “because”
in Korean 왜냐하면…
in Arabic لِأنَّ, بِسَبَب…
in Malaysian kerana…
in French parce que…
in Russian потому что…
in Chinese (Traditional) 因為,由於…
in Italian perché…
in Turkish çünkü…
in Polish bo, ponieważ…
in Spanish porque…
in Vietnamese bởi vì…
in Portuguese porque…
in Thai เพราะว่า…
in German weil…
in Catalan perquè…
in Japanese なぜなら, ~なので…
in Chinese (Simplified) 因为,由于…
in Indonesian karena…
What is the pronunciation of because?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More