Definitions for SINCEsɪns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
from then till now (often prec. by ever):
Those elected in 1990 have been on the committee ever since.
between a particular past time and the present; subsequently:
She at first refused, but has since consented.
ago; before now:
(prep.)continuously from or counting from:
It has been raining since noon.
between a past time or event and the present:
There have been many changes since the war.
(conj.)in the period following the time when:
He has written once since he left.
continuously from or counting from the time when:
I've been busy since I arrived.
because; inasmuch as:
Since you're already here, you might as well stay.
* Usage: See as1.
Origin of since:
1400–50; late ME syns, sinnes, ME sithenes afterwards, from (the specified time) =sithen after that, since (OE siththan, orig. sīth thām after that) +-es -s1
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
from a time in the past to now or to another time in the past
I haven't spoken to her since last Friday.; I've been thinking about it since this morning.; We had a fight last week, and he hasn't spoken to me since.; She worked there a little last year and has since been offered a full-time contract.
from an event in the past to another event in the past or to now
She hasn't worked since she had the baby.; I've had lots of problems since I started my new job.
indicates the reason for sth
Since you're leaving anyway, can I come with you?
From a specified time in the past.
I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.
from the time that
I have loved you since I first met you.
Since you didn't call, we left without you.
I have known her since last year.
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.
from a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since
in the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago
when or that
from the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object
seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #281
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #738
Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Adverbs Frequency: #250
Translations for SINCE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually with ever ) from that time onwards
We fought and I have avoided him ever since.
- مُنذُ ذلِكَ الحينArabic
- desde entãoPortuguese (BR)
- od té dobyCzech
- lige sidenDanish
- desde entoncesSpanish
- sealt peale, sestsaadikEstonian
- از آن زمان تاFarsi
- के बाद सेHindi
- attól fogvaHungarian
- sejak ituIndonesian
- frá þeim tímaIcelandic
- da alloraItalian
- 그 이후 죽Korean
- nuo tadaLithuanian
- kopš tā laikaLatvian
- semenjak ituMalay
- siden, fra da avNorwegian
- od tego czasuPolish
- از آن زمان تاPersian
- راهيسې (لكه له پروسږ كال راهيسې)، له وخت چې، پخوا، دمخهPashto
- desde entãoPortuguese
- de atunciRomanian
- с тех порRussian
- od tadaSerbian
- [allt]sedan dessSwedish
- o zamandan beriTurkish
- 從那時以後Chinese (Trad.)
- після; з того часуUkrainian
- اس وقت سےUrdu
- từ lúc ấyVietnamese
- 从...时起Chinese (Simp.)
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