1
: in this or that manner or way
described it thus
2
: to this degree or extent : so
thus far
3
: because of this or that : hence, consequently
4
: as an example

Examples of thus in a Sentence

The judge expressed it thus: “Our obligation is to discover the truth.” This detergent is highly concentrated and thus you will need to dilute it.
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of thus was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Thus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thus. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

thus

adverb
1
: in this or that manner or way
described it thus
2
: to this degree or extent : so
a mild winter thus far
3
: because of this or that : hence
attendance was poor, thus the meeting was canceled
4
: as an example

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