What does since mean?

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Wiktionary

  1. sinceadverb

    From a specified time in the past.

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

  2. sinceconjunction

    from the time that

    I have loved you since I first met you.

  3. sinceconjunction

    because

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

  4. sincepreposition

    From (time).

    I have known her since last year.

  5. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sinceadverb

    Etymology: formed by contraction from sithence, or siththence, from siðe , Saxon.

    Since the clearest discoveries we have of other spirits, besides God and our own souls, are imparted by revelation, the information of them should be taken from thence. John Locke.

    Since truth and constancy are vain,
    Since neither love, nor sense of pain,
    Nor force of reason can persuade,
    Then let example be obey’d. George Granville.

    Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? Numb. xxii. 30.

    He is the most improved mind since you saw him, that ever was, without shifting into a new body. Alexander Pope.

    About two years since, it so fell out, that he was brought to a great lady’s house. Philip Sidney.

    Spies held me in chase, that I was forc’d to wheel
    Three or four miles about; else had I, sir,
    Half an hour since, brought my report. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    A law was made no longer since than the twenty eighth of Henry the eighth. John Davies, Hist. of Ireland.

    How many ages since has Virgil writ? Wentworth Dillon.

  2. Sincepreposition.

    After; reckoning from some time past to the time present.

    He since the morning hour set out from heav’n. John Milton.

    If such a man arise, I have a model by which he may build a nobler poem than any extant since the ancients. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. since

    Since is a conjunction that introduces a condition or cause that started at a certain point in time and continues into the present or a specific point in the past. It indicates the reason or time period that brought about a particular situation or event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinceadverb

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

  2. Sinceadverb

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

  3. Sinceadverb

    when or 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

  5. Since

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

  6. 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 »

  1. *nices

  2. scien

  3. senci

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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. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin:

    In the past 24 months since Maidan we've done more reforms than in the last 24 years.

  2. Tiger Woods:

    I’ve been lucky enough to be doing this since 1995, and I do n’t know if I ’ll be physically able to play another British Open here at St. Andrews, i certainly feel like I ’ll be able to play more British Opens but do n’t know if I ’ll be around when it comes back around here. The warmth and the ovation on 18 … it got to me.

  3. Deena Aiken:

    There were two families there that lived next door to each other but had not spoken since the early'90s, but the children started playing rugby and suddenly the families were coming back from rugby and talking. They finally had something to talk about.

  4. Eric Angely:

    David Pottier said of United States. Thepandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies.It poses a particular threat to the elderly like the surviving D-Day veterans who are in their late nineties or older. It has also affected the younger generations who turn out every year to mark the occasion. Most have been barred from traveling to the windswept coasts of American Normandy. In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, two people stop to look at an information board at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Some 160,000 soldiers made the perilous crossing from England that day in atrocious conditions, storming dunes which they knew were heavily defended by German troops determined to hold their positions. Somehow, they succeeded. Yet they left a trail of thousands of casualties who have been mourned for generations since. Last year stood out, with U.S. President Donald Trump joining his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. A smattering of veterans were honored with the highest accolades. All across the beaches of American Normandy tens of thousands came from across the globe to pay their respects to the dead and laud the surviving soldiers. The acrid smell of wartime-era jeep exhaust fumes and the rumble of old tanks filled the air as parades of vintages vehicles went from village to village. The tiny roads between the dunes, hedges and apple orchards were clogged for hours, if not days. FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Heading into the D-Day remembrance weekend this year, only the salty brine coming off the ocean on Omaha Beach hits the nostrils, the shrieks of seagulls pierce the ears and a sense of desolation hangs across the regions country roads. Last year this place was full with jeeps, trucks, people dressed up as soldiers.

  5. Pradeep Kodippili:

    This is the worst torrential rain we have seen since 2010.

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