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Adverbial thence has 3 senses

  • thence(r = adv.all) therefrom - from that place or from there; "proceeded thence directly to college"; "flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow"; "roads that lead therefrom"
  • thence(r = adv.all) therefrom, thereof - from that circumstance or source; "atomic formulas and all compounds thence constructible"; "a natural conclusion follows thence"; "public interest and a policy deriving therefrom"; "typhus fever results therefrom"
  • thence(r = adv.all) hence, so, therefore, thus - (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result; "therefore X must be true"; "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"


thenceadv. [OE. thenne, thanne, and (with the adverbal -s; see -wards) thennes, thannes (hence thens, now written thence), AS. &edh;anon, &edh;anan, &edh;onan; akin to OHG. dannana, dannān, danān, and G. von dannen, E. that, there. See That.].
  •  From that place.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    " It is not unusual, though pleonastic, to use from before thence. Cf. Hence, Whence."  [1913 Webster]
    "When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them."  [1913 Webster]
    "Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence."  [1913 Webster]
  •  From that time; thenceforth; thereafter.  [1913 Webster]
    "There shall be no more thence an infant of days."  [1913 Webster]
  •  For that reason; therefore.  [1913 Webster]
    "Not to sit idle with so great a gift
    Useless, and thence ridiculous, about him.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not there; elsewhere; absent.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


thence, adv. (also from thence) archaic or literary 1 from that place or source.
2 for that reason.

ME thannes, thennes f. thanne, thenne f. OE thanon(e) etc. f. WG



accordingly, away, because of that, because of this, consequently, ergo, for that, for that cause, for that reason, for this cause, for this reason, for which reason, forth, from here in, from now on, from then on, from this point, hence, henceforth, henceforward, henceforwards, hereafter, hereat, hereinafter, off, on that account, on that ground, on this account, out, propter hoc, then, thenceforth, thenceforward, thenceforwards, thereafter, thereat, therefor, therefore, therefrom, thereof, thus, thusly, thuswise, whence, wherefore, wherefrom




N futurity, futurition, future, hereafter, time to come, approaching time, coming time, subsequent time, after time, approaching age, coming age, subsequent age, after age, approaching days, coming days, subsequent days, after days, approaching hours, coming hours, subsequent hours, after hours, approaching ages, coming ages, subsequent ages, after ages, approaching life, coming life, subsequent life, after life, approaching years, coming years, subsequent years, after years, morrow, millennium, doomsday, day of judgment, crack of doom, remote future, approach of time advent, time drawing on, womb of time, destiny, eventuality, heritage, heirs posterity, prospect, foresight, future, to come, coming, next, near, close at hand, eventual, ulterior, in prospect, prospectively, hereafter, in future, kal, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, in course of time, in process of time, in the fullness of time, eventually, ultimately, sooner or later, proximo, paulo post futurum, in after time, one of these days, after a time, after a while, from this time, henceforth, henceforwards, thence, thenceforth, thenceforward, whereupon, upon which, soon, on the eve of, on the point of, on the brink of, about to, close upon, quid sit futurum cras fuge quaerere.


N attribution, theory, etiology, ascription, reference to, rationale, accounting for, palaetiology, imputation, derivation from, filiation, affiliation, pedigree, explanation, reason why, attributed, attributable, referable to, referrible to, due to, derivable from, owing to, putative, ecbatic, hence, thence, therefore, for, since, on account of, because, owing to, on that account, from this cause, from that cause, thanks to, forasmuch as, whence, propter hoc, why? wherefore? whence? how comes it, how is it, how happens it? how does it happen? in some way, in some such way, somehow, somehow or other, that is why, hinc illae lachrymae.


N departure, decession, decampment, embarkation, outset, start, removal, exit, exodus, hejira, flight, leave taking, valediction, adieu, farewell, goodbye, auf wiedersehen, sayonara, dosvidanya, ciao, aloha, hasta la vista, stirrup cup, valedictorian, starting point, starting post, point of departure, point of embarkation, place of departure, place of embarkation, port of embarkation, airport, take-off point, taxiing runway, runway, launching pad, spaceport, departing, valedictory, outward bound, whence, hence, thence, with a foot in the stirrup, on the wing, on the move, Int, begone!, farewell!, adieu!, goodbye!, good day!, au revoir!, fare you well!, God bless you!, God speed!, all aboard!, auf wiedersehen!, au plaisir de vous revoir!, bon voyage!, gluckliche Reise!, vive valeque!.

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