Definitions for SINCEsɪns

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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.

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  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.]

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 of SINCE »

  1. *nices, scien

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