thus

adverb \ ˈt͟həs \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018
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

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of thus

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

thus Synonyms

Phrases

in consequence;


THUS Defined for English Language Learners

thus

  • : in this way or manner : like this

  • : by so doing

  • : because of this


THUS Defined for Kids

thus

adverb \ ˈt͟həs \
1 : in this or that way
  • It was thus that … some of the villagers spoke of Min …
  • —Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard
2 : to this degree or extent : so
  • It's a mild winter thus far.
3 : because of this or that : therefore
  • He worked hard and thus succeeded.


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