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Wiktionary

  1. since(Adverb)

    From a specified time in the past.

    I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.

    Etymology: From syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen ( + -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from siþþan, from the phrase , from siþ + þæm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with sinds, seit, siden.

  2. since(Conjunction)

    from the time that

    I have loved you since I first met you.

    Etymology: From syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen ( + -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from siþþan, from the phrase , from siþ + þæm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with sinds, seit, siden.

  3. since(Conjunction)

    because

    Since you didn't call, we left without you.

    Etymology: From syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen ( + -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from siþþan, from the phrase , from siþ + þæm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with sinds, seit, siden.

  4. since(Preposition)

    From (time).

    I have known her since last year.

    Etymology: From syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen ( + -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from siþþan, from the phrase , from siþ + þæm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with sinds, seit, siden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Since(adverb)

    from a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since

    Etymology: [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. sian, syan, seoan, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s afterward, since, OHG. sd, G. seit since, Goth. seius late, ni anaseis no longer) + on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See That.]

  2. Since(adverb)

    in the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago

    Etymology: [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. sian, syan, seoan, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s afterward, since, OHG. sd, G. seit since, Goth. seius late, ni anaseis no longer) + on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See That.]

  3. Since(adverb)

    when or that

    Etymology: [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. sian, syan, seoan, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s afterward, since, OHG. sd, G. seit since, Goth. seius late, ni anaseis no longer) + on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See That.]

  4. Since

    from the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object

    Etymology: [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. sian, syan, seoan, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s afterward, since, OHG. sd, G. seit since, Goth. seius late, ni anaseis no longer) + on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See That.]

  5. Since

    seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that

    Etymology: [For sins, contr. fr. OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. sian, syan, seoan, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr. s after, later, adv. and prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s afterward, since, OHG. sd, G. seit since, Goth. seius late, ni anaseis no longer) + on instrumental of the demonstrative and article. See That.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Since

    sins, adv. from the time that: past: ago.—prep. after: from the time of.—conj. seeing that: because: considering. [M. E. sins, sithens—A.S. síth-thám, lit. 'after that,' from síth, late (Ger. seit), and thám, dat. of thæt, that.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #281

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Written Corpus Frequency: #738

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Adverbs Frequency: #250

Anagrams for since »

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of since in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of since in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of since in a Sentence

  1. Dave Sullivan:

    Apply this formula to a rear-wheel drive sedan and they might be able to go after a younger consumer who is bored with the played-out BMW 3-Series but wants to move out of their Soul they have had since college.

  2. Kawhi Leonard:

    It was Leonards lowest-scoring playoff game since Kawhi Leonard had 13 for San Antonio on April 19, 2016. against Memphis, 52 postseason appearances ago. A few easy ones didnt fall early, and that was it from there.

  3. Amnesty International:

    Since yesterday( Thursday), she has received a wave of harassment and threats on social media, including gender-based insults and calls for her arrest, amal Fathy criticized the Egyptian government for failing to protect women, and her arrest has shown just how pertinent her concerns are. It is a dark day when the Egyptian authorities are more concerned with silencing a woman who speaks out about sexual harassment than taking steps to address the issue.

  4. Michael McKeon:

    We welcome any inquiry, as we always have, since we acted appropriately at every step of the process, including hiring the best lawyer in Washington we could and following his advice.

  5. Claire McCaskill:

    It's not like there's a lot of people out there who are truly uncommitted, i don't see him pulling away support from Bernie. And Joe is literally the establishment, since he's part of the administration -- I don't see how he pulls a great deal of support off Hillary.

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