thence

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adverb then(t)s also ˈthen(t)s\

Definition of thence

  1. 1 :  from that place

  2. 2 archaic :  from that time :  thenceforth

  3. 3 :  from that fact or circumstance :  therefrom

from thence

  1. :  from that place

Examples of thence in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 13th century


THENCE Defined for English Language Learners

thence

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adverb then(t)s also ˈthen(t)s\

Definition of thence for English Language Learners

  • : from that place : from there


THENCE Defined for Kids

thence

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adverb thens\

Definition of thence for Students

  1. 1 :  from that place <First go home, and thence to the hospital.>

  2. 2 :  from that fact <The answer follows thence.>



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