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Noun, Adjective, Adverb


Noun then has 1 sense

Adjective then has 1 sense

Adverbial then has 3 senses


thenadv. [Originally the same word as than. See Than.].
  •  At that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future).  [1913 Webster]
    "And the Canaanite was then in the land."  [1913 Webster]
    "Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward.  [1913 Webster]
    "First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift."  [1913 Webster]
  •  At another time; later; again.  [1913 Webster]
    " Then is often used elliptically, like an adjective, for then existing; as, the then administration."  [1913 Webster]
    "One while the master is not aware of what is done, and then in other cases it may fall out to be own act."  [1913 Webster]
    "But that opinion, I trust, by then this following argument hath been well read, will be left for one of the mysteries of an indulgent Antichrist."  [1913 Webster]
By then. (a) By that time. (b) By the time that. [Obs.]
Now and then. See under Now, adv. -- Till then, until that time; until the time mentioned. Milton.
  •  Than.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In that case; in consequence; as a consequence; therefore; for this reason.  [1913 Webster]
    "If all this be so, then man has a natural freedom."  [1913 Webster]
    "Now, then, be all thy weighty cares away."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Therefore.


then, adv., adj., & n.
1 at that time; at the time in question (was then too busy; then comes the trouble; the then existing laws).
2 a next, afterwards; after that (then he told me to come in). b and also (then, there are the children to consider). c after all (it is a problem, but then that is what we are here for).
3 a in that case; therefore; it follows that (then you should have said so). b if what you say is true (but then why did you take it?). c (implying grudging or impatient concession) if you must have it so (all right then, have it your own way). d used parenthetically to resume a narrative etc. (the policeman, then, knocked on the door).
--adj. that or who was such at the time in question (the then Duke).
--n. that time (until then).

then and there immediately and on the spot.
OE thanne, thonne, etc., f. Gmc, rel. to THAT, THE



above, accordingly, additionally, aforetime, after, after all, after that, afterwards, again, all included, also, altogether, among other things, ancient, and all, and also, and so, anon, as well, at another time, at that moment, at that time, au reste, because of that, because of this, before, before now, beforetime, beside, besides, beyond, consequently, contemporaneously, earlier, early, else, en plus, erenow, erewhile, ergo, erst, erstwhile, ex post facto, extra, farther, for lagniappe, for that, for that cause, for that reason, for this cause, for this reason, for which reason, fore, former, formerly, further, furthermore, hence, hereat, heretofore, historically, hitherto, immemorial, in, in addition, in that case, in the aftermath, in the past, in the sequel, in times past, inter alia, into the bargain, item, late, later, likewise, more, moreover, next, old, olden, on that account, on that ground, on that occasion, on the side, on this account, on top of, once, onetime, only yesterday, over, past, plus, prehistoric, prehistorically, previous, previously, primeval, primitive, prior, priorly, propter hoc, quondam, recent, recently, similarly, simultaneously, since, sometime, subsequently, thence, thereafter, thereat, therefor, therefore, thereon, thereupon, therewith, thus, thusly, thuswise, to boot, too, when, whence, wherefore, wherefrom, whilom, yesterday, yet




N time, duration, period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season, the whole time, the whole period, space-time, course, snap, intermediate time, while, interim, interval, pendency, intervention, intermission, intermittence, interregnum, interlude, respite, era, epoch, time of life, age, year, date, decade, moment, glass of time, sands of time, march of time, Father Time, ravages of time, arrow of time, river of time, whirligig of time, noiseless foot of time, scythe, continuing, on foot, permanent, while, whilst, during, pending, during the time, during the interval, in the course of, at that point, at that point in time, for the time being, day by day, in the time of, when, meantime, meanwhile, in the meantime, in the interim, ad interim, pendente lite, de die in diem, from day to day, from hour to hour, hourly, always, for a time, for a season, till, until, up to, yet, as far as, by that time, so far, hereunto, heretofore, prior to this, up to this point, the whole time, all the time, all along, throughout, for good, hereupon, thereupon, whereupon, then, anno Domini, A, D, ante Christum, A, C, before Christ, B, C, anno urbis conditae, A, U, C, anno regni, A, R, once upon a time, one fine morning, one fine day, one day, once, time flies, tempus fugit, time runs out, time runs against, race against time, racing the clock, time marches on, time is of the essence, time and tide wait for no man, ad calendas Groecas, panting Time toileth after him in vain, 'gainst the tooth of time and razure of oblivion, rich with the spoils of time, tempus edax rerum, the long hours come and go, the time is out of joint, Time rolls his ceaseless course, Time the foe of man's dominion, time wasted is existence, used is life, truditur dies die, volat hora per orbem, carpe diem.

Different time

N different time, other time, aorist, aoristic, indefinite, at that time, at which time, at that moment, at that instant, then, on that occasion, upon, not now, some other time, when, whenever, whensoever, upon which, on which occasion, at another time, at a different time, at some other time, at any time, at various times, some one of these days, one of these days, one fine morning, eventually, some day, by and by, sooner or later, some time or other, once upon a time.

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