[syn: therefore, hence, thence, thus, so]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thence \Thence\, adv. [OE. thenne, thanne, and (with the
adverbal -s; see -wards) thennes, thannes (hence thens, now
written thence), AS. [eth]anon, [eth]anan, [eth]onan; akin to
OHG. dannana, dann[=a]n, dan[=a]n, and G. von dannen, E.
that, there. See That.]
1. From that place. "Bid him thence go." --Chaucer.
When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your
feet for a testimony against them. --Mark vi. 11.
Note: It is not unusual, though pleonastic, to use from
before thence. Cf. Hence, Whence.
Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence.
2. From that time; thenceforth; thereafter.
There shall be no more thence an infant of days.
3. For that reason; therefore.
Not to sit idle with so great a gift
Useless, and thence ridiculous, about him. --Milton.
4. Not there; elsewhere; absent. [Poetic] --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: from that place or from there; "proceeded thence directly
to college"; "flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow";
"roads that lead therefrom" [syn: thence, therefrom]
2: from that circumstance or source; "atomic formulas and all
compounds thence constructible"- W.V.Quine; "a natural
conclusion follows thence"; "public interest and a policy
deriving therefrom"; "typhus fever results therefrom" [syn:
thence, therefrom, thereof]
3: (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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "thence":
accordingly, 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, from here in,
from now on, from then on, from this point, hence, henceforth,
henceforward, henceforwards, hereafter, hereat, hereinafter, off,
on that account, on that ground, on this account, out, propter hoc,
then, thenceforth, thenceforward, thenceforwards, thereafter,
thereat, therefor, therefore, therefrom, thereof, thus, thusly,
thuswise, whence, wherefore, wherefrom