Thus meaning

thŭs
To a stated degree or extent; so.
adverb
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Therefore; consequently.

Thus it was necessary for me to resign.

adverb
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Thus is defined as in a certain way or therefore.

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."

adverb
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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.

adverb
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Alternative spelling of thuris.
noun
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In this or that manner; in the way just stated or in the following manner.
adverb
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To this or that degree or extent; so.
adverb
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For example.
adverb
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(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.

adverb
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(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.

adverb
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In this manner.

Lay the pieces out thus.

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According to this or that; consequently; therefore; hence.
adverb
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Origin of thus

  • Middle English from Old English to- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English thus, thous, thos, from Old English þus (“thus, in this way, as follows, in this manner, to this extent"), from Proto-Germanic *þus (“so, thus"), perhaps originally from a variant of the instrumental form of this, related to Old English þȳs (“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").

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  • See thuris

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