Hence Definition

From this place; away.
Go hence.
Webster's New World
From this time; after now.
A year hence.
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For this reason; as a result; therefore.
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Thereafter; subsequently.
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From this origin or source.
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Leave; go away.
Webster's New World

(obsolete) To send away.


Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hence

  • hence with!

Origin of Hence

  • 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

  • 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

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