Definitions for thenðɛn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. at that time:

    Prices were lower then.

  2. immediately or soon afterward:

    The rain stopped and then started again.

  3. next in order of time or place:

    We ate, then we started home.

  4. at the same time:

    At first the water seemed blue, then gray.

  5. in addition; besides:

    I love my job, and then it pays so well.

  6. in that case; as a consequence; in those circumstances.

  7. since that is so; as it appears; therefore.

  8. (adj.)existing or being at the time indicated:

    the then prime minister.

  9. (n.)that time:

    We haven't been back since then.

Idioms for then:

  1. but then,but on the other hand.

    Category: Idiom

  2. then and there,at that precise time and place; at once.

    Category: Idiom

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. then(adj)

    that time; that moment

    "we will arrive before then"; "we were friends from then on"

  2. then(a)(adverb)

    at a specific prior time

    "the then president"

  3. 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"

  4. then(adverb)

    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"

  5. then(adverb)

    at that time

    "I was young then"; "prices were lower back then"; "science as it was then taught"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. then(adverb)ðɛn

    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?

  2. thenðɛn

    indicates what happens next

    First you add the dry ingredients, then the milk and eggs.

  3. thenðɛn

    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.

  4. thenðɛn

    indicates you want to start saying or doing sth

    OK then. Is everyone ready?


  1. then(Noun)

    That time

    It will be finished before then.

  2. then(Adverb)

    At that time.

    He was happy then.

  3. then(Adverb)

    Soon afterward.

  4. then(Adverb)

    Next in order; in addition.

    There are three green ones, then a blue one.

  5. then(Adverb)

    In that case.

  6. then(Adverb)

    At the same time; on the other hand.

    Thatu2019s a nice shirt, but then, so is the other one.

  7. then(Adverb)

    At the time that; when.

  8. then(Adverb)

    used to contradict an assertion.

  9. then(Adjective)

    being so at that time

  10. Origin: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Then(adverb)

    at that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future)

  2. Then(adverb)

    soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward

  3. Then(adverb)

    at another time; later; again

  4. Then


  5. Then

    in that case; in consequence; as a consequence; therefore; for this reason

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #71

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Written Corpus Frequency: #51

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Adverbs Frequency: #3

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Adjectives Frequency: #906

Anagrams of then

  1. hent

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.

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