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Meaning of HENCE

Pronunciation:  hens

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result; "therefore X must be true"; "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"
  2. [adv]  from this time; "a year hence it will be forgotten"
  3. [adv]  (archaic) from this place; "get thee hence!"

HENCE is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: thence, therefore, thus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hence\, 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 {He}.]
    1. From this place; away. ``Or that we hence wend.''
             Arise, let us go hence.               --John xiv.
             I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. --Acts
                                                   xxii. 21.
    2. From this time; in the future; as, a week hence. ``Half an
       hour hence.'' --Shak.
    3. From this reason; as an inference or deduction.
             Hence, perhaps, it is, that Solomon calls the fear
             of the Lord the beginning of wisdom.  --Tillotson.
    4. From this source or origin.
             All other faces borrowed hence Their light and
             grace.                                --Suckling.
             Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they
             not hence, even of your lusts?        --James. iv.
    Note: Hence is used, elliptically and imperatively, for go
          hence; depart hence; away; be gone. ``Hence with your
          little ones.'' --Shak. -- From hence, though a
          pleonasm, is fully authorized by the usage of good
       An ancient author prophesied from hence.    --Dryden.
       Expelled from hence into a world Of woe and sorrow.
  2. \Hence\, v. t.
    To send away. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
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