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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hence mean? 

HENCE (adverb)
  The adverb HENCE has 3 senses:

1. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
2. from this place
3. from this time

  Familiarity information: HENCE used as an adverb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

HENCE (adverb)

Sense 1hence [BACK TO TOP]


(used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result


hence; therefore; thus; thence

Context examples:

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

Sense 2hence [BACK TO TOP]


From this place

Context example:

get thee hence!

Domain usage:

archaicism; archaism (the use of an archaic expression)

Sense 3hence [BACK TO TOP]


From this time

Context example:

a year hence it will be forgotten

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