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Princeton's WordNet

  1. therefore, hence, thence, thus, soadverb

    (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. henceadverb

    from this place

    "get thee hence!"

  3. henceadverb

    from this time

    "a year hence it will be forgotten"

Wiktionary

  1. henceadverb

    from here, from this place, away

    Etymology: 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.

  2. henceadverb

    in the future from now

    A year hence it will be forgotten.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. henceadverb

    as a result; therefore, for this reason

    Etymology: 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.

  4. henceadverb

    from this time, from now

    The plane will leave two months hence.

    Etymology: 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. Henceadverb

    from this place; away

    Etymology: [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop. a genitive ending; cf. -wards), also hen, henne, hennen, heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to OHG. hinnn, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the root of E. he. See He.]

  2. Henceadverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop. a genitive ending; cf. -wards), also hen, henne, hennen, heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to OHG. hinnn, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the root of E. he. See He.]

  3. Henceadverb

    from this reason; as an inference or deduction

    Etymology: [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop. a genitive ending; cf. -wards), also hen, henne, hennen, heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to OHG. hinnn, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the root of E. he. See He.]

  4. Henceadverb

    from this source or origin

    Etymology: [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop. a genitive ending; cf. -wards), also hen, henne, hennen, heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to OHG. hinnn, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the root of E. he. See He.]

  5. Henceverb

    to send away

    Etymology: [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop. a genitive ending; cf. -wards), also hen, henne, hennen, heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to OHG. hinnn, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the root of E. he. See He.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hence

    hens, adv. from this place or time: in the future: from this cause or reason: from this origin.—interj. away! begone!—advs. Hence′forth, Hencefor′ward, from this time forth or forward. [M. E. hennes, henne—A.S. heonan, from the base of he; Ger. hinnen,hin, hence; so L. hinc, hence—hic, this.]

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hence in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Hence in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Brilliantly disguised as Hard work, Opportunity always knocks only once, and hence gets missed by many. Temptations, on the other hand, lean on the doorbell and get the welcome reception. Successful persons recognize the true Opportunity hidden within the challenge, and turn it into a great Success Story. Recognize and welcome the Opportunity, when she knocks on your door. Good luck!

  2. The US:

    But The President also made that decision because it was made clear, given the timeline set by the prior administration, that if we did not withdraw our troops, The US men and women would be facing fire on the ground, and that was not something, as the commander in chief, he felt was acceptable. And hence we are on this timeline we are on, by September.

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    We think more, hence we live less!

  4. Emeasoba George:

    These are my daily and ceaseless prayers and I think they ought to be yours too. God enrich me with sufficient Grace, uncommon wisdom and Great insight. So that I can motivate, inspire and impact the world and the posterity ahead of me. Also, that I may become an instrument of peace wherever there is conflict or misunderstanding. Moreover, where there is hatred God cause me to showcase love. Besides that, where there is pain may I become a soothing relief. Furthermore, God make me a solution or an answer to the problems or challenges of multitude of people right here and out there. Even whenever and wherever there is hopelessness let me profess hope. Above all, make me an agent of positive change wherever I may find myself hence forth. I guess, that is worth praying for and worth asking for, isn't it? -Emeasoba George

  5. Joseph Schumpeter:

    Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political -- legislative and administrative -- decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.

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