What does the word cause mean?

Usage examples for cause

  1. The husband, glad to get off so easily, promised that he would never again cause her any pain on his account. – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. IV. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  2. I do not think you have ever had cause to doubt my word. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  3. You have had cause. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read