What does SINCE mean?

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  1. sinceadverb

    From a specified time in the past.

    I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.

  2. sinceconjunction

    from the time that

    I have loved you since I first met you.

  3. sinceconjunction


    Since you didn't call, we left without you.

  4. sincepreposition

    From (time).

    I have known her since last year.

  5. Etymology: From syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen (+ -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from siþþan, from the phrase, from siþ + þæm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with sinds, seit, siden.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sinceadverb

    Etymology: formed by contraction from sithence, or siththence, from siðe , Saxon.

    Since the clearest discoveries we have of other spirits, besides God and our own souls, are imparted by revelation, the information of them should be taken from thence. John Locke.

    Since truth and constancy are vain,
    Since neither love, nor sense of pain,
    Nor force of reason can persuade,
    Then let example be obey’d. George Granville.

    Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? Numb. xxii. 30.

    He is the most improved mind since you saw him, that ever was, without shifting into a new body. Alexander Pope.

    About two years since, it so fell out, that he was brought to a great lady’s house. Philip Sidney.

    Spies held me in chase, that I was forc’d to wheel
    Three or four miles about; else had I, sir,
    Half an hour since, brought my report. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    A law was made no longer since than the twenty eighth of Henry the eighth. John Davies, Hist. of Ireland.

    How many ages since has Virgil writ? Wentworth Dillon.

  2. Sincepreposition.

    After; reckoning from some time past to the time present.

    He since the morning hour set out from heav’n. John Milton.

    If such a man arise, I have a model by which he may build a nobler poem than any extant since the ancients. Dryden.


  1. since

    Since is a conjunction that introduces a condition or cause that started at a certain point in time and continues into the present or a specific point in the past. It indicates the reason or time period that brought about a particular situation or event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinceadverb

    from a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since

  2. Sinceadverb

    in the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago

  3. Sinceadverb

    when or that

  4. Since

    from the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object

  5. Since

    seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that

  6. Etymology: [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. sian, syan, seoan, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s afterward, since, OHG. sd, G. seit since, Goth. seius late, ni anaseis no longer) + on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See That.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Since

    sins, adv. from the time that: past: ago.—prep. after: from the time of.—conj. seeing that: because: considering. [M. E. sins, sithens—A.S. síth-thám, lit. 'after that,' from síth, late (Ger. seit), and thám, dat. of thæt, that.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #281

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #738

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SINCE' in Adverbs Frequency: #250

Anagrams for SINCE »

  1. *nices

  2. scien

  3. senci

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SINCE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SINCE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of SINCE in a Sentence

  1. James Comey:

    It gave me an uncomfortable feeling because the Clinton campaign, since the matter had come in, the investigation had started in July, had been trying to come up with other words to describe it.

  2. Will Freeman:

    I’ve been here since I was 17 years old. Almost half my life, I’ve been in this organization, it means everything to put on that Braves uniform every day. So hopefully I can continue to do that.

  3. Van Drew:

    Since offshore wind projects were being proposed by Governor Murphy to be built off the coast of New Jersey, I have been adamantly opposed to any activity moving forward until research disclosed the impacts these projects would have on our environment and the impacts on the fishing industry.

  4. Cory Booker:

    Since 9/11, weve had terrorist attacks in this country. The majority of them have been right-wing extremists and the majority of those have been white supremacist attacks, from a synagogue in Pittsburgh to a church in South Carolina. And these are white supremacist groups that use language as we saw it, as far away as New Zealand use our presidents language almost as if it is a license for these attacks.

  5. Mark Hamill:

    I don’t know what the specific plans were for the character, but since Han was more prominent in VII, Luke was more prominent in VIII, we assumed that Leia would be more prominent in IX, especially with the dynamic of Kylo Ren being her son, i think it would be tough recasting because she’s so indelibly linked to that character.

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