• WordNet 3.6
    • n Genesis the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
    • n genesis a coming into being
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry's STAR TREK [episode #78 "All Our Yesterdays" in 1969] but later Roddenberry got even when he gave Hartley "two" belly buttons in the sci-fi movie Genesis II (1973).
    • Genesis (Geom) Same as Generation.
    • Genesis The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination. "The origin and genesis of poor Sterling's club."
    • Genesis The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n genesis The act or process of begetting, originating, or creating; generation; procreation; production; formation; creation.
    • n genesis Mode of generation; especially, the way in which or the means by which natural propagation is effected.
    • n genesis An explanation or account of the origin of something.
    • n genesis [capitalized] The first book of the Old Testament. It records the creation of the world, the flood and the ensuing dispersion of races, and a more detailed history of the families of the Hebrew patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The traditional and still widely prevalent view ascribes the authorship to Moses. Many modern scholars, however, find strong evidences of various periods of authorship, and particularly of two chief sources, the so-called Jehovistic and Elohistic. According to the latter view, the dates of composition fall chiefly within the period of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel (about the eighth century b. c.), the last redaction occurring perhaps after the return from Babylon. In Hebrew the book is designated by its first word, B′ reshith, ‘In the beginning’; the title Genesis was supplied in the early Greek translation. Abbreviated Gen. See documentary hypothesis (under documentary), Elohistic, Jehovistic.
    • n genesis In mathematics, same as generation, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Genesis jen′e-sis generation, creation, or production: the first book of the Bible, so called from its containing an account of the Creation
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  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    “The evolution of the capitalist style of life could be easily -- and perhaps most tellingly -- described in terms of the genesis of the modern Lounge Suit.”
  • Bible
    “And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. [Genesis 50:20]”
  • Bible
    “Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. [Genesis 3:5]”
  • Bible
    “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. [Genesis 2:24]”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “Passion is the genesis of genius.”
  • Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel
    “As the band got more successful, it was increasingly difficult to get people to take a risk with something that might jeopardize their livelihood. [On Genesis]”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus, birth, race. See Gender
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr.,—gignesthai, to beget.


In literature:

Mr. Herbert Spencer finds the genesis of this belief in dreams.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
The book of Genesis is certainly right when it tells us that man's troubles came from a desire to know.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
That is, obviously, what the words in Genesis were really intended to mean.
"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris" by George Griffith
There begins the genesis of the conscious poet.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864" by Various
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
The splendid imagery of Genesis is literally exact.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
The genesis of an atom is not easier to conceive than the genesis of a planet.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
On Liturgies and the genesis of Dogma.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
"Three Centuries of a City Library an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Norwich Public Library Established in 1608 and the present Public Library opened in 1857" by George A. Stephen
Take up the book of Genesis, and you will find eight beginnings; or, in other words, you pick up the key of several books.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody

In poetry:

the lantern of a caravel,
and that was Genesis.
Then there were the packed cries,
the shit, the moaning:
"The Sea Is History" by Derek Walcott
Forget the worm's opinion too
Of hooves and pointed harrow-pins,
For you are driving your horses through
The mist where Genesis begins.
"To the Man After the Harrow" by Patrick Kavanagh
I dreamed my genesis in sweat of death, fallen
Twice in the feeding sea, grown
Stale of Adam's brine until, vision
Of new man strength, I seek the sun.
"I Dreamed My Genesis" by Dylan Thomas
I dreamed my genesis in sweat of sleep, breaking
Through the rotating shell, strong
As motor muscle on the drill, driving
Through vision and the girdered nerve.
"I Dreamed My Genesis" by Dylan Thomas
I dreamed my genesis and died again, shrapnel
Rammed in the marching heart, hole
In the stitched wound and clotted wind, muzzled
Death on the mouth that ate the gas.
"I Dreamed My Genesis" by Dylan Thomas
Of all the precepts in the Book
By word of inspiration given,
That bear the import, tone, and look
Of messages direct from heaven,
From Revelation back to Genesis
Is nothing needed half so much as this.
"Be not Anxious" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Press release submitted by Genesis .
Genesis Tree of Life Yoga & Wellness Center.
Hyundai took the wraps off its Cosworth Genesis Racing Series showcar at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
For a fourth consecutive year, Genesis VNA and Hospice has been recognized in the top 25 percent of home health agencies across the nation.
Clarkson minor examines genesis of human behavior.
Steve Hackett Revisits Genesis Catalog, Says Reunion Is 'Highly Improbable'.
Stone Sour's Josh Rand Talks Genesis of New Album 'House of Gold & Bones Part 1.
Steve Hackett Discusses His New Album, ' Genesis Revisited II'.
Saturday's Genesis Christian Academy fall celebration moving to school because of potential weather.
3 Genesis @fter midnight at the Coolidge.
All Blogs Outside The Frame See this film: 3 Genesis @fter midnight at the Coolidge.
Genesis Directed by Paco Plaza Magnolia Pictures Opens September 7, Cinema Village.
Juanita Gardea and Ernesto Holguin, Lewis, are the parents of a baby girl, Genesis Allison Azul Holguin, born at 7:50 am Aug 23, 2012, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
59, of Zanesville, passed away at 10:35 pm Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital emergency room.

In science:

Einstein's Double Strategy in his Search for the Gravitational Field Equation'', in Janssen, Michel, Norton, John, Renn, Jürgen, Sauer, Tilman, Stachel John, The Genesis of General Relativity ed.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
We also give some historical background for the pro ject, including the key role played by Rubinstein in its genesis 15 years ago, and discuss current directions for future development.
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations
The remainder of this introduction gives a brief overview of Regina and some history behind its early development, back to its genesis with Rubinstein 15 years ago.
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations
Over and above his general role in the genesis and evolution of the SFB F1322, we would like to thank Heinz W.
Symbolic Analysis for Boundary Problems: From Rewriting to Parametrized Gr\"obner Bases
The genesis, morphology, and dynamics of the spiral formed at the centre of CenA are determined by the gravitational potential of the elliptical, much as a usual spiral with its dark matter halo.
ISO Images of Starbursts and Active Galaxies