- An example of thus is showing how something is to look when completed.
- An example of thus is "Some of the trees didn't have many apples; therefore, we had to walk farther into the orchard."
- in this or that manner; in the way just stated or in the following manner
- to this or that degree or extent; so
- according to this or that; consequently; therefore; hence: often used as a conjunctive adverb
- for example
Origin of thusMiddle English from Old English
- In this manner: Lay the pieces out thus. See Usage Note at thusly.
- To a stated degree or extent; so.
- Therefore; consequently: Thus it was necessary for me to resign.
- For example: Few of the nation's largest cities are state capitals; thus neither New York nor Chicago is the seat of its state's government.
Origin of thusMiddle English from Old English; see to- in Indo-European roots.
- (manner) In this way or manner.
- If you throw the ball thus, as I'm showing you, you'll have better luck hitting the target.
- (conjunctive) As a result.
- I have all the tools I need; thus, I will be able to fix the car without having to call a mechanic.
From Middle English thus, thous, thos, from Old English Ã¾us (“thus, in this way, as follows, in this manner, to this extent"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾us (“so, thus"), perhaps originally from a variant of the instrumental form of this, related to Old English Ã¾È³s (“by this, with this"), Old Saxon thius (“by this, with this"). Cognate with Scots thus (“thus"), North Frisian aldoz (“thus"), West Frisian dus (“thus"), Dutch dus (“thus, so"), Low German sus (“thus, hence").
- Alternative spelling of thuris.