1. a coming into being

Similar word(s): generation

Definition categories: event, beginning

2. 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

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with genesis as a noun:

- Some point to the creation of Magna Carta as the genesis of English common law.