What does then mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thenadjective

    that time; that moment

    "we will arrive before then"; "we were friends from then on"

  2. then(a)adverb

    at a specific prior time

    "the then president"

  3. then, so, and so, and thenadverb

    subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)

    "then he left"; "go left first, then right"; "first came lightning, then thunder"; "we watched the late movie and then went to bed"; "and so home and to bed"

  4. thenadverb

    in that case or as a consequence

    "if he didn't take it, then who did?"; "keep it then if you want to"; "the case, then, is closed"; "you've made up your mind then?"; "then you'll be rich"

  5. thenadverb

    at that time

    "I was young then"; "prices were lower back then"; "science as it was then taught"

Wiktionary

  1. thennoun

    That time

    It will be finished before then.

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

  2. thenadverb

    At that time.

    He was happy then.

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

  3. thenadverb

    Soon afterward.

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

  4. thenadverb

    Next in order; in addition.

    There are three green ones, then a blue one.

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

  5. thenadverb

    In that case.

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

  6. thenadverb

    At the same time; on the other hand.

    That's a nice shirt, but then, so is the other one.

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

  7. thenadverb

    At the time that; when.

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

  8. thenadverb

    used to contradict an assertion.

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

  9. thenadjective

    being so at that time

    Etymology: From then, than, from þonne, þanne, þænne, from þan-, from to-. Cognate with dan, dann, þá. Related to than.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thenadverb

    at that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future)

  2. Thenadverb

    soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward

  3. Thenadverb

    at another time; later; again

  4. Then

    than

  5. Then

    in that case; in consequence; as a consequence; therefore; for this reason

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Then

    then, adv. at that time: afterward: immediately: at another time.—conj. for that reason, therefore: in that case.—adj. being at that time.—n. a specific time already mentioned.—By then, by that time. [A doublet of than.]

Editors Contribution

  1. then

    A specific moment of time.

    Then they could all relax as peace is created.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #71

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Written Corpus Frequency: #51

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Adverbs Frequency: #3

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'then' in Adjectives Frequency: #906

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of then in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of then in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of then in a Sentence

  1. Julie Bishop:

    We're concerned that the consequences of entering into some of these financing arrangements will be detrimental to their long-term sovereignty, we want to ensure that they retain their sovereignty, that they have sustainable economies and that they are not trapped into unsustainable debt outcomes. The trap can then be a debt-for-equity swap and they have lost their sovereignty.

  2. Theresa Giammona:

    I was like, ‘This is perfect,’ i’ll be able to run it for Vinny; that was my main objective. And then also I’m raising funds for the organization that has helped me and my children for the past 14 years.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We were getting very close to a deal, then they started to renegotiate the deal. We can't have that. We can't have that.

  4. Cometan:

    And then he came into my life, consumed me completely and changed everything forever.

  5. John Scanlon:

    Where you have situations where wildlife is not beneficial and is, in fact, competitive with people, then I think the prognosis is pretty poor.

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  • ثمArabic
  • тады, затымBelarusian
  • тогаваBulgarian
  • তারপর, তখন, এরপরBengali
  • al mateix temps, llavors, després, mentrestantCatalan, Valencian
  • pak, potom, tehdyCzech
  • bryd hynnyWelsh
  • dann, damalig, danach, damals, anschließend, genauso, gleichermaßenGerman
  • τότεGreek
  • tiam, tiama, tamenEsperanto
  • también, después, entonces, luegoSpanish
  • بعد, پس, سپسPersian
  • toisaalta, silloin, silloinen, sitten, niinFinnish
  • là, cependant, puis, en même temps, alors, auquel casFrench
  • i ndiadh sinIrish
  • an dèidh sin, an dèidh làimhe, ma-thà, a-rèist, matàScottish Gaelic
  • אז, אחר כךHebrew
  • तब, फिर, तोHindi
  • majd, aztán, akkor, azután, viszont, ugyanakkorHungarian
  • ուրեմն, հետոArmenian
  • saat ituIndonesian
  • loreIdo
  • þáIcelandic
  • allora, poi, allo stesso tempoItalian
  • 当時, その後, そのとき, その時点, それから, だから, その時, そして, 次にJapanese
  • მაშინ, მერე, კვლავGeorgian
  • ដូច្នេះ, ក្រោយមក, ពេលនោះ, កាលនោះ, រួចមក, បន្ទាប់មក, អញ្ចឹងKhmer
  • 나중에, 그때, 그 때, 이후, 그러면Korean
  • pa, de, hingê, peyre, madem, paşî, dûre, piştre, dûvreKurdish
  • tum, deinde, exinde, interim, tuncLatin
  • dunnLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • tadaLithuanian
  • tadLatvian
  • kātahiMāori
  • тогаш, потоаMacedonian
  • pada masa yang sama, tidak lama kemudian, oleh sebab yang demikian, selepas ituMalay
  • daværendeNorwegian
  • dan, trouwens, toen, toenmaligDutch
  • dåværandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • deretter, den gang, da, så, siden, i så fallNorwegian
  • índaNavajo, Navaho
  • wtedy, potem, również, także, wówczas, toPolish
  • بياPashto, Pushto
  • então, depois, caso, [[naquela]] [[época]], seguidamente, simultaneamente, em seguida, [[naquele]] [[tempo]], entretanto, sequencialmentePortuguese
  • hinaspaQuechua
  • atunci, apoiRomanian
  • после, тогда, затем, потом, в таком случаеRussian
  • potom, posle, затим, онда, потом, тада, после, onda, zatim, tadaSerbo-Croatian
  • potom, vtedySlovak
  • potém, natóSlovene
  • pastaj, atëherëAlbanian
  • sedan, å andra sidan, alltså, så, samtidigt, sen, dåvarande, då, dessutom, i så fall, därpåSwedish
  • అప్పుడుTelugu
  • ในตอนนั้น, แล้วก็Thai
  • sonra, o zaman, ondan sonraTurkish
  • тоді, потімUkrainian
  • تب, پھر, توUrdu
  • thì, sau đó, khi ấyVietnamese
  • tänoVolapük

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. irascible
    • B. inexpiable
    • C. askant
    • D. ostensive

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