What does SINCE mean?

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  1. since(Adverb)

    From a specified time in the past.

    I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.

  2. since(Conjunction)

    from the time that

    I have loved you since I first met you.

  3. since(Conjunction)


    Since you didn't call, we left without you.

  4. since(Preposition)

    From (time).

    I have known her since last year.

  5. Origin: From syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen ( + -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from siþþan, from the phrase , from siþ + þæm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with sinds, seit, siden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Since(adverb)

    from a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since

  2. Since(adverb)

    in the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago

  3. Since(adverb)

    when or that

  4. Since

    from the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object

  5. Since

    seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that

  6. Origin: [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. sian, syan, seoan, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s afterward, since, OHG. sd, G. seit since, Goth. seius late, ni anaseis no longer) + on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See That.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Since

    sins, adv. from the time that: past: ago.—prep. after: from the time of.—conj. seeing that: because: considering. [M. E. sins, sithens—A.S. síth-thám, lit. 'after that,' from síth, late (Ger. seit), and thám, dat. of thæt, that.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #281

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #738

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Adverbs Frequency: #250

Anagrams for SINCE »

  1. *nices, scien


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SINCE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SINCE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brenda Ueland:

    Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.

  2. Dan Pfeiffer:

    In his day, big deal. Out of the game for a long time. Gets back in the game. Game's changed, jeb Bush, it's been a long time since he's run for office. Politics has changed dramatically since his last race.

  3. Neal Sher:

    For these people many of whom have been struggling mightily since this event took place and since they've been given the back of their hand by their own government, it will make a difference in the way they live. And it's long, long overdue.

  4. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

    People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.

  5. William Faulkner:

    The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Homer have all written about the same things, and if they had lived one thousand or two thousand years longer, the publishers wouldn't have needed anyone since.

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