\ ˈt͟hen(t)s How to pronounce thence (audio) also ˈthen(t)s How to pronounce thence (audio) \

Definition of thence

1 : from that place
2 : from that fact or circumstance : therefrom
3 archaic : from that time : thenceforth
from thence
: from that place

Examples of thence in a Sentence

Their travels took them to the Bahamas, thence south to Venezuela.

First Known Use of thence

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for thence

Middle English thannes, from thanne from that place, from Old English thanon; akin to Old High German thanan from that place, Old English thænne then — more at then entry 1

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“Thence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of thence

formal : from that place : from there


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Kids Definition of thence

1 : from that place First go home, and thence to the hospital.
2 : from that fact The answer follows thence.

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