Definitions for hencehɛns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore.

  2. from this time; from now:

    a month hence.

  3. from this source or origin.

  4. (interj.)Obs. depart (usu. used imperatively).

Origin of hence:

1225–75; ME hens, hennes=henne (OE heonan) +-es -s1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. therefore, hence, thence, thus, so(adverb)

    (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

    "therefore X must be true"; "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"

  2. hence(adverb)

    from this place

    "get thee hence!"

  3. hence(adverb)

    from this time

    "a year hence it will be forgotten"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hence(adverb)ɛns

    indicates the reason for sth

    This water breeds mosquitoes, hence the high occurrence of malaria.


  1. hence(Adverb)

    from here, from this place, away

  2. hence(Adverb)

    in the future from now

    A year hence it will be forgotten.

  3. hence(Adverb)

    as a result; therefore, for this reason

  4. hence(Adverb)

    from this time, from now

    The plane will leave two months hence.

  5. Origin: A later spelling, retaining the breathy -s, of hennes, (henne + adverbial genitive ending -s), from heonan, from a West Germanic root *khin- (compare Old Saxon hinan, Old High German hinnan, German hinnen, Dutch heen, Swedish hän); related to Old English her.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hence(adverb)

    from this place; away

  2. Hence(adverb)

    from this time; in the future; as, a week hence

  3. Hence(adverb)

    from this reason; as an inference or deduction

  4. Hence(adverb)

    from this source or origin

  5. Hence(verb)

    to send away

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2106

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hence' in Adverbs Frequency: #173

Translations for hence

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


for this reason

Hence, I shall have to stay.

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