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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

  2. henceadverb

    in the future from now

    A year hence it will be forgotten.

  3. henceadverb

    as a result; therefore, for this reason

  4. henceadverb

    from this time, from now

    The plane will leave two months hence.

  5. 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

  2. Henceadverb

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

  3. Henceadverb

    from this reason; as an inference or deduction

  4. Henceadverb

    from this source or origin

  5. Henceverb

    to send away

  6. 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.]

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

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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. Thiruman Archunan:

    Over the years, the stories that men created became more important and influential than the men themselves. Hence born are the religions and many others.

  2. Thiruman Archunan:

    In the court of reason man is always a claimant and God is always a respondent. The original intention of the reason for creation of God is to make Him as a respondent as and when the need arises. Hence when a man is in trouble his reason tries to save him by acting as an arbitrator; the reason sitting as sole judge asks the man for his claims and makes the God to respond.

  3. Lara Brown:

    The question is not whether he has taken donations from wealthy individuals, but instead whether he has received support from the very people he has attacked as being at the core of the corrupt campaign finance that funds Washington, hence, as with most scandals, the transgression is judged most harshly when it involves hypocrisy.

  4. J. William Fulbright:

    Naturepitiless in a pitiless universeis certainly not concerned with the survival of Americans or, for that matter, of any of the two billion people now inhabiting this earth. Hence, our destiny, with the aid of God, remains in our own hands.

  5. Thiruman Archunan:

    Spiritualism exits only for individuals. Reason is born when two men interact; addition of more and more members necessitates the spreading of the reason culminating as culture. Hence a culture is as dynamic as the reason. The nature of the reason is the nature of the spirit within for some and instinct for some others.

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