because

because
be|cause1 W1S1 [bıˈkɔz, bıˈkəz US bıˈko:z, bıˈkəz] conj
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: by cause (that)]
1.) used when you are giving the reason for something
We didn't enjoy the day because the weather was so awful.
Because he had been in prison, employers were unwilling to offer him a job.
'Why can't I go?' 'Because you're not old enough.'
Hubert never experienced any fear, and this was partly because he was not particularly intelligent.
Many exam candidates lose marks simply because they do not read the questions properly.
I decided to go with them, mainly because I had nothing better to do.
2.) just because ...
spoken used to say that although one thing is true, it does not mean that something else is true
Just because you're my brother doesn't mean I have to like you!
because 2
because2 prep
because of sb/sth
used to say who or what causes something to happen or is the reason for something
He had to retire because of ill health.
We spent three hours waiting in the rain because of you!
see usage noteowing to

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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