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thus

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adverb thəs\

Simple Definition of thus

  • : in this way or manner : like this

  • : by so doing

  • : because of this

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thus

  1. 1 :  in this or that manner or way <described it thus>

  2. 2 :  to this degree or extent :  so <thus far>

  3. 3 :  because of this or that :  hence, consequently

  4. 4 :  as an example

Examples of thus in a sentence

  1. The judge expressed it thus: Our obligation is to discover the truth.

  2. This detergent is highly concentrated and thus you will need to dilute it.



Origin and Etymology of thus

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Saxon thus thus


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with thus



THUS Defined for Kids

thus

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adverb thəs\

Definition of thus for Students

  1. 1 :  in this or that way <It was thus that … some of the villagers spoke of Min … — Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard>

  2. 2 :  to this degree or extent :  so <It's a mild winter thus far.>

  3. 3 :  because of this or that :  therefore <He worked hard and thus succeeded.>





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