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Meaning of “because” in the English Dictionary

"because" in British English

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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?

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(Definition of because from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"because" in American English

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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…
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