From a specified time in the past.
I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.
from the time that
I have loved you since I first met you.
Since you didn't call, we left without you.
I have known her since last year.
Origin: 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.
from a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since
in the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago
when or that
from the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object
seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that
Origin: [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
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #281
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Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Written Corpus Frequency: #738
Rank popularity for the word 'since' in Adverbs Frequency: #250
The numerical value of since in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of since in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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