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Princeton's WordNet

  1. therefore, hence, thence, thus, so(adverb)

    (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. hence(adverb)

    from this place

    "get thee hence!"

  3. hence(adverb)

    from this time

    "a year hence it will be forgotten"

Wiktionary

  1. hence(Adverb)

    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. hence(Adverb)

    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. hence(Adverb)

    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. hence(Adverb)

    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. Hence(adverb)

    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. Hence(adverb)

    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. Hence(adverb)

    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. Hence(adverb)

    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. Hence(verb)

    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. Nick Stamenkovic:

    The market is taking the view that an agreement between Greece and EU is more likely than not, hence fears of a Greek exit have dissipated somewhat, so we're seeing appetite for riskier markets including peripherals.

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.

  3. Terrill Bravender:

    Adolescent sexuality is frequently seen as something that needs to be kept under control, and as such, many physicians understandably focus on prevention of harm, hence, the frequent discussions regarding the importance of abstinence, contraception and screening for sexually transmitted infections, but fewer, if any discussions regarding healthy sexual development.

  4. Loyiso K:

    We all capable of becoming a great individual's who can conquer against all odds. Hence, our Almighty Father vividly states in Jeremiah 29:11 that He has plans to prosper us not to harm us. Thus we must liberate the mind from all negative thoughts that limit the true potential within(Holy Spirit)

  5. James Lileks:

    I want to believe in intelligent design, and hence I am suspicious of anything that seems to confirm my desire to believe.

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