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ADVERB (3)

1. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result;
- Example: "therefore X must be true"
- Example: "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"
- Example: "we were young and thence optimistic"
- Example: "it is late and thus we must go"
- Example: "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"
[syn: therefore, hence, thence, thus, so]

2. from this place;
- Example: "get thee hence!"

3. from this time;
- Example: "a year hence it will be forgotten"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hence \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 He.] 1. From this place; away. "Or that we hence wend." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Arise, let us go hence. --John xiv. 31. [1913 Webster] I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. --Acts xxii. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. From this time; in the future; as, a week hence. "Half an hour hence." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. From this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or deduction. [1913 Webster] Hence, perhaps, it is, that Solomon calls the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 4. From this source or origin. [1913 Webster] All other faces borrowed hence Their light and grace. --Suckling. [1913 Webster] Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts? --James. iv. 1. [1913 Webster] 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 writers. [1913 Webster] An ancient author prophesied from hence. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Expelled from hence into a world Of woe and sorrow. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hence \Hence\, v. t. To send away. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hence adv 1: (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" [syn: therefore, hence, thence, thus, so] 2: from this place; "get thee hence!" 3: from this time; "a year hence it will be forgotten"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "hence": accordingly, as a result, away, because of that, because of this, consequently, ergo, for that, for that cause, for that reason, for this cause, for this reason, for which reason, forth, hereat, in the future, off, on that account, on that ground, on this account, out, propter hoc, so, then, thence, thereat, therefor, therefore, therefrom, thereof, thereupon, thus, thusly, thuswise, whence, wherefore, wherefrom