from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. For this reason; therefore: handmade and hence expensive.
- adv. From this source: They grew up in the Sudan; hence their interest in Nubian art.
- adv. From this time; from now: A year hence it will be forgotten.
- adv. From this place; away from here: Get you hence!
- adv. From this life.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. from here, from this place, away
- adv. in the future from now
- adv. as a result; therefore, for this reason
- adv. from this time, from now
- v. To send away.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. From this place; away.
- adv. From this time; in the future.
- adv. From this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or deduction.
- adv. From this source or origin.
- transitive v. To send away.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- From this place; from or away from here.
- From this time; in the future.
- For this cause or reason; as a consequence of, or an inference or a deduction from, something just stated.
- From this source or original.
- To send away; despatch.
- To go hence; go away: depart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. from this place
- adv. from this time
- adv. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
Middle English hennes, from here : henne (from Old English heonan) + -es, adv. suff..(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A later Middle English spelling, retaining the breathy -s, of hennes, (henne + adverbial genitive ending -s), from Old English heonan ("away", "hence"), from a West Germanic root *khin- (compare Old Saxon hinan, Old High German hinnan, German hinnen, Dutch heen, Swedish hän); related to Old English her ("here"). (Wiktionary)