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  1. [noun] the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
    Synonyms: beginning, root, rootage, source

  2. [noun] properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
    Synonyms: descent, extraction

  3. [noun] an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
    Synonyms: ation, inception

  4. [noun] the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

  5. [noun] the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
    Synonyms: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, parentage, stemma, stock


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