Therefore meaning

thârfôr
(conjunctive) For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated.
adverb
13
3
Therefore is defined as because something happened.

An example of therefore is saying that you got a cold and then had to stay home from work.

adverb
11
3
As a result of this or that; for this or that reason; consequently; hence.
adverb
10
2
For that reason or cause; consequently or hence.
adverb
9
1
(conjunctive) Consequently, by or in consequence of that or this cause; referring to something previously stated.
adverb
8
1
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Origin of therefore

  • Middle English there there there for, fore fore for

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Old English pronominal adverb therfore; see there, fore, and for. Compare Dutch daarvoor, Danish and Norwegian derfor, Swedish därför, därföre.

    From Wiktionary