since
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English sins, contraction of sithens, from sithen, from Old English siththan, from sīth tham after that, from sīth after, late + tham, dative of thæt that; akin to Old High German sīd later and perhaps to Latin setius to a lesser degree Date: 15th century 1. from a definite past time until now <
has stayed there ever since
>
2. before the present time ; ago <
long since dead
>
3. after a time in the past ; subsequently <
has since become rich
>
II. conjunction Date: 15th century 1. at a time in the past after or later than <
has held two jobs since he graduated
>
; from the time in the past when <
ever since I was a child
>
2. obsolete when 3. in view of the fact that ; because <
since it was raining she took an umbrella
>
III. preposition Date: circa 1530 in the period after a specified time in the past ; from a specified time in the past

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • since — mid 15c., synnes, from sithenes since, from sithen (plus adverbial genitive es), from O.E. siððan then, later, after that, originally sið ðan after that, from sið after + ðan, weakened form of ðam, dative of ðæt (see THAT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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