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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. originate: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. originate: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. originate: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. originate: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. originate: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. originate: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Originate, originate: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. originate: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. originate: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. originate: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. originate: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. originate: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. originate: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. originate (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. originate: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. originate: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Originate: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. originate: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. originate: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. Originate: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. originate: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. originate: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. originate: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. originate: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. originate: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. originate: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. originate: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. originate: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  2. originate: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  3. originate: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  4. originate: Financial dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. originate: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. originate: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. ORIGINATE: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. originate: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Originate: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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verb:  come into existence; take on form or shape ("A new religious movement originated in that country")
verb:  begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc. ("The flight originates in Calcutta")
verb:  bring into being

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