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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
|Sense 1||hence [BACK TO TOP]|
(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
|Sense 2||hence [BACK TO TOP]|
From this place
get thee hence!
|Sense 3||hence [BACK TO TOP]|
From this time
a year hence it will be forgotten
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