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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

Anagrams for Since »

  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. Roy Chapman Andrews, Ends of the Earth, 1929:

    It has just been twenty-three years since I began to wander. In the next twenty-three years I wonder if there will come a time when life is no longer a wonderful adventure; when there is not some interesting experience in things or personalities waiting just around the corner. If that time does come, I hope that my release will be swift.

  2. Judith Krivine:

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon's results are almost comparable to what they do at Christmas and we're being told that the situation they've been put in is unfair, untenable, unbearable, let's keep it decent, please.

  3. Beto ORourkes:

    This is a country that has been defined by foundational, systemic, endemic racism since the very founding of this country, august 20th of 1619 - the first time that a kidnapped African was brought here against his will and made to serve as a slave to build the greatness and the success and the wealth of this country, which his descendants would never be able to fully participate in.

  4. Vice President Pence:

    The truth is, the Palestinians walked away from negotiations for peace with Israel since 2014. It’s time for the Palestinians to come back to the table, the reality is President Trump made a promise to the American people and he kept that promise in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

  5. Anders Frantzen:

    I told myself I really wanted to come back here and take a proper look. It looks like something you haven't seen since the Second World War. It's very bad, it's difficult to put a face, an image to the numbers we hear about. So you see these pictures (and) it sort of puts things in a new perspective.

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