What does hence mean?

Definitions for hencehɛns

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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"


  1. hence(Adverb)

    from here, from this place, away

  2. hence(Adverb)

    in the future from now

    A year hence it will be forgotten.

  3. hence(Adverb)

    as a result; therefore, for this reason

  4. hence(Adverb)

    from this time, from now

    The plane will leave two months hence.

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Hence(adverb)

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

  3. Hence(adverb)

    from this reason; as an inference or deduction

  4. Hence(adverb)

    from this source or origin

  5. Hence(verb)

    to send away

  6. Origin: [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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage


    We think more, hence we live less!

  2. Beatrice Hahn:

    Hence, on this occasion, humans got lucky.

  3. Beatrice Hahn:

    Hence, on this occasion, humans got lucky.

  4. Steve Tsang:

    Hence the current warning against Western values.

  5. Rooma Mehra:

    All great creativity is cathartic..hence original..

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Translations for hence

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • odtud, tudížCzech
  • deraf, heden, derforDanish
  • demnach, fort, deshalb, von dannen, daherGerman
  • tial, doEsperanto
  • de ahí, por lo tantoSpanish
  • siksi, tästedes, jotenFinnish
  • donc, d'où, ainsi, par conséquentFrench
  • מכאן, לכןHebrew
  • héðan, þess vegnaIcelandic
  • dunque, quindi, perciòItalian
  • ここから, それ故にJapanese
  • ergo, abhinc, post, inde, istinc, ex hoc loco, proinde, ex eo tempore, hinc, ab eo temporeLatin
  • nō koneiMāori
  • заради тоа, оттука, затоа, значи, одовде, според тоаMacedonian
  • kerana itu, dari sekarang, oleh sebab itu, dari sini, justeru ituMalay
  • herfra, herifraNorwegian
  • hiervandaan, bijgevolg, vandaar, dus, van hier, derhalve, heenDutch
  • herifråNorwegian Nynorsk
  • herav, følger, dette, derav, av, derforNorwegian
  • więcPolish
  • ځکه, نوPashto, Pushto
  • portanto, daí, daquiPortuguese
  • de aici, așadarRomanian
  • значит, отсюда, потому, поэтому, следовательноRussian
  • härav, följaktligen, hädanefter, häden, därav, därförSwedish
  • لہذاUrdu
  • Chinese

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