Definitions for SINCEsɪns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. from then till now (often prec. by ever):

    Those elected in 1990 have been on the committee ever since.

  2. between a particular past time and the present; subsequently:

    She at first refused, but has since consented.

  3. ago; before now:

    long since.

  4. (prep.)continuously from or counting from:

    It has been raining since noon.

  5. between a past time or event and the present:

    There have been many changes since the war.

  6. (conj.)in the period following the time when:

    He has written once since he left.

  7. continuously from or counting from the time when:

    I've been busy since I arrived.

  8. 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

  1. since(preposition)ɪns

    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.

  2. since(conjunction)ɪns

    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.

  3. sinceɪns

    indicates the reason for sth

    Since you're leaving anyway, can I come with you?


  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

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

Translations for SINCE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually with ever ) from that time onwards

We fought and I have avoided him ever since.

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