thus
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Saxon thus thus Date: before 12th century 1. in this or that manner or way <
described it thus
>
2. to this degree or extent ; so <
thus far
>
3. because of this or that ; hence, consequently 4. as an example

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  • Thus — ([th]us), adv. [OE. thus, AS. [eth]us; akin to OFries. & OS. thus, D. dus, and E. that; cf. OHG. sus. See {That}.] 1. In this or that manner; on this wise. [1913 Webster] Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. Gen. vi …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thus — [ ðʌs ] adverb FORMAL *** Thus can be used in the following ways: as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said: No decision had been made, and thus the situation remained unclear. as an ordinary adverb:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thus — thus, thusly Thus is a word with an awkward role in modern English. Used sparingly and appropriately, it is highlȳ effective, whereas when over used it can seem stilted and affected. It has two basic meanings, (1) ‘in this way’, and (2)… …   Modern English usage

  • thus — W1 [ðʌs] adv formal [: Old English;] 1.) [sentence adverb] as a result of something that you have just mentioned ▪ Most of the evidence was destroyed in the fire. Thus it would be almost impossible to prove him guilty. 2.) in this manner or way ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thus — [adv1] in this manner along these lines, as follows, hence, in kind, in such a way, in this fashion, in this way, just like that, like so, like this, so, thus and so, thus and thus, thusly, to such a degree; concept 544 thus [adv2] accordingly… …   New thesaurus

  • Thus — Thus, n. [L. thus, better tus, frankincense. See {Thurible}.] The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long leaved pine, and other conifers. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thus — O.E. þus in this way, related to þæt that and THIS (Cf. this), but the exact connection and P.Gmc. history are obscure. Cognate with O.S., O.Fris. thus, M.Du., Du. dus. Colloquial adv. thusly first recorded 1865 …   Etymology dictionary

  • thus — [thus] adv. [ME < OE] 1. in this or that manner; in the way just stated or in the following manner 2. to this or that degree or extent; so 3. according to this or that; consequently; therefore; hence: often used as a conjunctive adverb 4. for… …   English World dictionary

  • Thus — (lat.), Weihrauch, Olibanum, s. b …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • thus — index a fortiori, consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • THUS — ex Graeco θύον vel θύος, quod quamvis de quibuslibet odoribus in genere dicatur. κατ᾿ ἐξοχην` tamen, uti et vox θυμίαμα, Recentioribus tus notat, sicuti Incensum apud Latinos: Graece λίβανος, unde Λιβανοφόρος χὼρα, Thurifera regia, apud Arianum,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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