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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 »

  1. *nices, scien

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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. Olivia Nuzzi:

    In September, Corey Lewandowskitold Politico, ‘ Get your facts right... I have nothing to do with Turnberry Solutions. ’ Mr. Corey Lewandowski, who hasn't been registered as a lobbyist since 2011, reportedly signed a noncompete when Corey Lewandowski departed Corey Lewandowski firm, Avenue Strategies, in May 2017, which prevents Corey Lewandowski from lobbying or directing others to lobby for foreign or domestic clients for a year, according to Corey Lewandowski former partner there, so it's very interesting that Corey Lewandowski refers to the offices of Turnberry Solutions, in Corey Lewandowski statement to Fox News, as ‘ my office. ’ If Corey Lewandowski has nothing to do with Turnberry Solutions, why would Corey Lewandowski be in a position to grant or deny anyone permission to enter offices belonging to Turnberry Solutions ?

  2. Fuad Issa:

    What's different this time is that the areas that people are fleeing to are very crowded... the military operations by The Syrian regime are occurring very quickly, since a month we had five big waves of IDPs the last one was four days ago, these waves that they are coming from different areas at the same time.

  3. Home Secretary:

    When the security and intelligence agencies tell us that the threat we face is now more dangerous than at any time before or since 9/11 we should take notice.

  4. Adnan Khan:

    California has not had an execution since 2006, yet six people from my understanding in the past few weeks have been executed by Covid while on death row.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of.

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