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Wiktionary

  1. since(Adverb)

    From a specified time in the past.

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

    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.

  2. since(Conjunction)

    from the time that

    I have loved you since I first met you.

    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.

  3. since(Conjunction)

    because

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

    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.

  4. since(Preposition)

    From (time).

    I have known her since last year.

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Since(adverb)

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

    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.]

  2. Since(adverb)

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

    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.]

  3. Since(adverb)

    when or that

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  5. Since

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

    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

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  1. *nices, scien

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Numerology

  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. The President:

    I've been talking about reversing income inequality and social mobility since before it was cool, i've got a bunch of people now talking about inequality. But back then they sure weren't.

  2. Karen Cox:

    I have a child of my own so I know how that goes. God put it on my heart to go and help her out, the law enforcement official told WBKO. Corbitts mother Karen Cox, was quick to snap a photo of the sweet scene and share it to Facebook, where it later circulated among police support group Kentucky Going Blue. Cox thanked the official for taking the time out of his own break to carry the fussy baby, who quickly relaxed once Hampton held him. The image has since gone viral with over 1,200 likes and more than 480 shares to date. This is far beyond the call of duty!! Love this!!! one commenter said, while others applauded Hampton as a fantastic officer and awesome gentleman. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Despite all the hype, Hampton said that taking a minute to calm down baby Zerak was simply the right thing to do. All glory goes to God. We had a fallen trooper, Eric Chrisman, who said God first, family second, and everyone is family, he told the Post. We treat everyone like we want our family treated. CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM The officers wife, Kristen, said that the small act of kindness is just one example of her husbands compassionate character. We have a 1-year-old and we know exactly what thats like! it is really cool though because he does help people a lot, but this time he actually got recognition.

  3. Fox News:

    Whatever really happened with Melania, I genuinely hope it doesn’t come out that Donald hurts her. One because that’s bad, and two then we couldn’t make fun of her anymore. We’d have to make her into this brave feminist icon and I don’t wanna do that! i like making fun of Melania because she’s a bad first lady. She’s one of the worst we’ve ever had. I haven’t seen someone phone in this whole first lady thing since Betty Ford was still drinking.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Before you become elderly; learn how to care, respect, and love elder-ones since you will be that one thereupon and ultimately.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love cannot adopt and adapt the way that beloved becomes under a process of judging since such practice neither represents love nor sincerity and honesty accordingly its perception and essence.

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