hence

  • 1 Hence — (h[e^]ns), adv. [OE. hennes, hens (the s is prop. a genitive ending; cf. { wards}), also hen, henne, hennen, heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine; akin to OHG. hinn[=a]n, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the root of E. he. See… …

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  • 2 hence — [ hens ] adverb FORMAL *** Hence can be used in the following ways: as a way of starting a sentence, clause, or phrase, and showing how it is related to what has just been said: Crime is on the increase, hence the need for more police. as an… …

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  • 3 hence — W2 [hens] adv formal [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: hen hence (12 15 centuries) (from Old English heonan) + s (as in backwards)] 1.) [sentence adverb] for this reason ▪ The cost of transport is a major expense for an industry. Hence factory location… …

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  • 4 hence — [hens] adv. [ME hennes < henne < OE heonan(e), from here + (e)s, adv. gen. suffix (as in SINCE, THENCE) < IE base as in HE1, HERE] 1. from this place; away [go hence] 2 …

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  • 5 hence — For the use of from hence, see from whence, from hence …

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  • 6 Hence — Hence, v. t. To send away. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 hence — late 13c., hennes, from O.E. heonan away, hence, from W.Gmc. *hin (Cf. O.S. hinan, O.H.G. hinnan, Ger. hinnen); related to O.E. her here (see HERE (Cf. here)). With adverbial genitive s. The modern spelling (mid 15c.) is phonetic, to retain the… …

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  • 8 hence — ► ADVERB 1) as a consequence; for this reason. 2) from now; in the future. 3) (also from hence) archaic from here. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 9 hence — index a savoir, consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 hence — consequently, *therefore, then, accordingly, so …

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  • 11 hence — [adv] for that reason; therefore accordingly, as a deduction, away, consequently, ergo, forward, from here, from now on, henceforth, henceforward, hereinafter, in the future, it follows that, on that account, onward, out, so, then, thence,… …

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  • 12 hence — 01. Wine will spoil if exposed to light; [hence], wine bottles are usually green or yellow. 02. The Catholic religion holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained a virgin her entire life: [hence] it would have been impossible for Jesus to have …

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  • 13 hence — [[t]he̱ns[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV cl/group You use hence to indicate that the statement you are about to make is a consequence of what you have just said. [FORMAL] The trade imbalance is likely to rise again in 1990. Hence a new set of policy actions… …

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  • 14 hence */*/*/ — UK [hens] / US adverb formal Summary: Hence can be used in the following ways: as a way of starting a sentence, clause, or phrase, showing how it is related to what has just been said: Crime is on the increase; hence the need for more police. as… …

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  • 15 hence — /hens/, adv. 1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore: The eggs were very fresh and hence satisfactory. 2. from this time; from now: They will leave a month hence. 3. from this source or origin. 4. Archaic. a. from this… …

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  • 16 hence — /hɛns / (say hens) adverb 1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore: of the best quality and hence satisfactory. 2. at the end of a given period: a month hence. 3. Archaic from this time onwards; henceforth. 4. Archaic from… …

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  • 17 hence — adverb /ˈhɛns/ a) as a result; therefore, for this reason I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party. b) from this time, from now The purse is handmade and hence very expensive. Syn …

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  • 18 hence — adv. 1 from this time (two years hence). 2 for this reason; as a result of inference (hence we seem to be wrong). 3 archaic from here; from this place. Etymology: ME hens, hennes, henne f. OE heonan f. the root of HE …

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  • 19 hence — adverb Etymology: Middle English hennes, henne, from Old English heonan; akin to Old High German hinnan away, Old English hēr here Date: 13th century 1. from this place ; away 2. a. archaic henceforth b. from this time …

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  • 20 hence — See thence. See thence, hence …

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