hence

Hence means "for this reason," or "therefore." One Hollywood starlet is a huge fan of tiny dogs, hence the Pomeranian puppy peeking out of her purse.

Hence not only means "therefore." It can also mean forward from this time. Nine months hence, a baby that has just been conceived will enter the world kicking and screaming. These days, you're more likely to hear the word hence in a movie set a hundred years ago than in casual conversation because it has a very old-fashioned ring to it.

Primary Meanings of hence

1.
adv
(used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
2.
adv
from this time
3.
adv
from this place
Full Definitions of hence
1

adv (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

“the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory”
Synonyms:
so, thence, therefore, thus
2

adv from this time

“a year hence it will be forgotten”
3

adv from this place

“get thee hence!”

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