Hence meaning

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Hence is defined as from this place, this time, from this life or for this reason.

An example of hence is telling someone to leave somewhere.

An example of hence is saying that something is happening at a certain time.

An example of hence is someone telling another why they're doing something.

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(conjunctive) As a result; therefore, for this reason.

I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party.

The purse is handmade and hence very expensive.

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From this origin or source.
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(archaic, figuratively) From the living or from this world.

After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence.

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(temporal location) From this time, from now.

The plane will leave two months hence.

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(obsolete) To send away.

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For this reason; as a result; therefore.
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Leave; go away.
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(archaic) From here, from this place, away.

I'm going hence, because you have insulted me.

Get thee hence, Satan!

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(archaic, of a length of time) In the future from now.

A year hence it will be forgotten.

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From this time; from now.

A year hence it will be forgotten.

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From this place; away.

Go hence.

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hence with!
  • Away with!.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

hence with!

Origin of hence

  • Middle English hennes from here henne (from Old English heonan ko- in Indo-European roots) -es adv. suff. –s3
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • A later Middle English spelling, retaining the breathy -s, of hennes, (henne + adverbial genitive ending -s), from Old English heonan (“away", "hence”), from a West Germanic root *hin- (compare Old Saxon hinan, Old High German hinnan, German hinnen, Dutch heen, Swedish hän); related to Old English her (“here”).
    From Wiktionary