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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The word "GURU" stands for Philosophical and Spiritual Guide. Interestingly, in its spelling (GURU) is embedded the hidden message "Gee, you are you", i. e. the knowledge and guidance is with no one else but you. You are truly the part of the same Supreme Power that created you. Hence the knowledge and guidance that you are seeking from outside is really within you, in your deep inner mind where lies that divine spark of intelligence from the Supreme Power. Really and truly, you are the best guide, the best spiritual leader that you can find for yourself. Seek within, and believe in yourself - always! The path of illumination always begins at this very juncture of Self-realization, and recognition of the Supreme Power within.

  2. Jack Russo:

    Competitors could take advantage of those and play the price game and hence, gain market share.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    However much we talk of the inexorable laws governing the life of individuals and of societies, we remain at the bottom convinced that in human affairs everything in more or less fortuitous. We do not even believe in the inevitability of our own death. Hence the difficulty of deciphering the present, of detecting the seeds of things to come as they germinate before our eyes. We are not attuned to seeing the inevitable.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Interestingly, it's the imperfection that makes things beautiful, even though this viewpoint may seem labyrinthine. Absolute perfection is often unattainable in reality, and yet so many imperfect things can be breathtakingly beautiful. So it must be that either the Perfection is overrated, or that our Imperfections must be making us so unique - and hence most beautiful. I like what Marilyn Monroe said decades ago: "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." So, go ahead and celebrate your differentiating differentness - including the imperfections that make you so beautiful.

  5. Joseph Schumpeter:

    Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political -- legislative and administrative -- decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.

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