# hence

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**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… …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… …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… …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 …5

**hence**— For the use of from hence, see from whence, from hence …6

**Hence**— Hence, v. t. To send away. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …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… …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 …9

**hence**— index a savoir, consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …10

**hence**— consequently, *therefore, then, accordingly, so …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,… …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 …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… …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… …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… …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… …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 …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 …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 …20

**hence**— See thence. See thence, hence …