Definitions for thenðɛn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word then
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
at that time:
Prices were lower then.
immediately or soon afterward:
The rain stopped and then started again.
next in order of time or place:
We ate, then we started home.
at the same time:
At first the water seemed blue, then gray.
in addition; besides:
I love my job, and then it pays so well.
in that case; as a consequence; in those circumstances.
since that is so; as it appears; therefore.
(adj.)existing or being at the time indicated:
the then prime minister.
We haven't been back since then.
Idioms for then:
but then,but on the other hand.
then and there,at that precise time and place; at once.
Origin of then:
bef. 900; ME then(ne), than(n)e, OE thonne, thanne, thænne, c. OFris thenne, OS thanna, OHG danne; cf. than ; akin to that
that time; that moment
"we will arrive before then"; "we were friends from then on"
at a specific prior time
"the then president"
then, so, and so, and then(adverb)
subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
"then he left"; "go left first, then right"; "first came lightning, then thunder"; "we watched the late movie and then went to bed"; "and so home and to bed"
in that case or as a consequence
"if he didn't take it, then who did?"; "keep it then if you want to"; "the case, then, is closed"; "you've made up your mind then?"; "then you'll be rich"
at that time
"I was young then"; "prices were lower back then"; "science as it was then taught"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
at a time in the past or the future
He was younger - I didn't know him then.; When you finish school - what will you do then?
indicates what happens next
First you add the dry ingredients, then the milk and eggs.
indicates what you assume to be true because of sth that has been said
"I used to teach history." "Then you should know the answer to this question."; If you don't eat your dinner, then you can't have dessert.
indicates you want to start saying or doing sth
OK then. Is everyone ready?
It will be finished before then.
At that time.
He was happy then.
Next in order; in addition.
There are three green ones, then a blue one.
In that case.
At the same time; on the other hand.
Thatu2019s a nice shirt, but then, so is the other one.
At the time that; when.
used to contradict an assertion.
being so at that time
Origin: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.
at that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future)
soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward
at another time; later; again
in that case; in consequence; as a consequence; therefore; for this reason
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #71
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Written Corpus Frequency: #51
Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Adverbs Frequency: #3
Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Adjectives Frequency: #906
Anagrams of then
Translations for then
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
at that time in the past or future
I was at school then; If you're coming next week, I'll see you then.
- entãoPortuguese (BR)
- tehdy, potom, pakCzech
- damals, dannGerman
- dengang; såDanish
- entonces, en ese/aquel momentoSpanish
- در آن وقت؛ در آن موقعFarsi
- alors,à ce moment-làFrench
- onda, tadaCroatian
- ketika ituIndonesian
- 그 때에Korean
- tada, tuometLithuanian
- tad; toreiz; tobrīdLatvian
- pd waktu ituMalay
- toen, danDutch
- da, den gangNorwegian
- atunci,în acel momentRomanian
- o zaman/zamanlarTurkish
- (指過去的)當時或(將來的)那時Chinese (Trad.)
- vào lúcVietnamese
- （指过去的）当时或（将来的）那时Chinese (Simp.)
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