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Princeton's WordNet

  1. therefore, hence, thence, thus, soadverb

    (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. henceadverb

    from this place

    "get thee hence!"

  3. henceadverb

    from this time

    "a year hence it will be forgotten"

Wiktionary

  1. henceadverb

    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. henceadverb

    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. henceadverb

    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. henceadverb

    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. Henceadverb

    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. Henceadverb

    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. Henceadverb

    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. Henceadverb

    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. Henceverb

    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. Benjamin Franklin:

    All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.

  2. Ronnie Rickner:

    Lest not regret. It is by mere fleeting chance that any of us exist.I do not believe the paths we take and the choices we make are an illusion as some may.Every person can alter things in their own life and even affect others, much like the stars and planets that are already set on a path of there own, affecting many others around them.The life and death of a star or even a galaxy can give us a feeling of insignificance compared to our own lives for who will care once we have all turned to dust; I say care for you the future is jus another moment in time in which we cannot regret.So live your life with no regrets and it shall be a happy one, the thought of death is the most fearful thing there is:hence why most never give it much thought.It is but a consolation dying in your bed many years from now knowing that you left nothing on the table,held nothing back and led your life full without regret.

  3. Beatrice Hahn:

    Hence, on this occasion, humans got lucky.

  4. Confucius:

    If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

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