What does Hence mean?

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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"


  1. henceadverb

    from here, from this place, away

  2. henceadverb

    in the future from now

    A year hence it will be forgotten.

  3. henceadverb

    as a result; therefore, for this reason

  4. henceadverb

    from this time, from now

    The plane will leave two months hence.

  5. 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

  2. Henceadverb

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

  3. Henceadverb

    from this reason; as an inference or deduction

  4. Henceadverb

    from this source or origin

  5. Henceverb

    to send away

  6. 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.]

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

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  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. Joerg Wuttke:

    China released the mother of all credit avalanches, hence the double-digit growth and making decision makers more complacent - they thought they could outgrow the previous overcapacity problem.

  2. Genevieve Avenard:

    Most of these kids only want to go to Britain. If you take them away, they'll come back, we are still in the dark when it comes to assessing exactly who these children are and hence what can be done for them.

  3. Guy Pearce:

    I very much understand it’s too sensitive a topic to be brushed off, i addressed and handled the situation when it took place, hence my regret at making it public now.

  4. Eric Hoffer:

    However much we talk of the inexorable laws governing the life of individuals and of societies, we remain at the bottom convinced that in human affairs everything in more or less fortuitous. We do not even believe in the inevitability of our own death. Hence the difficulty of deciphering the present, of detecting the seeds of things to come as they germinate before our eyes. We are not attuned to seeing the inevitable.

  5. Mohamed Radwan:

    We opened this week seeing the dive in global markets and continued sell-off in the region and hence we followed the pace.

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being essentially equal to something
  • A. ultimo
  • B. equivalent
  • C. epidemic
  • D. butch

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