from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In this manner: Lay the pieces out thus. See Usage Note at thusly.
- adv. To a stated degree or extent; so.
- adv. Therefore; consequently: Thus it was necessary for me to resign.
- adv. For example: Few of the nation's largest cities are state capitals; thus neither New York nor Chicago is the seat of its state's government.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. As a result.
- adv. In this way or manner.
- n. Alternative spelling of thuris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine, and other conifers.
- adv. In this or that manner; on this wise.
- adv. To this degree or extent; so far; so.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of manner or state: In this way (referring to something present or under consideration); in the manner or state now-being indicated: as, one may often see gardens arranged thus or thus.
- In the manner just indicated (pointing to something that has just been said, done, or referred to).
- In the state or manner now to be indicated (pointing to something immediately following).
- Of cause: Consequently; accordingly; so; things being so; hence (pointing to something that follows as an effect).
- Of degree or quality: To this extent or proportion; so.
- n. Frankincense; either olibanum or the turpentine which concretes on the trunks of the trees yielding turpentine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in the way indicated
- adv. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
- n. an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
Middle English, from Old English; see to- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English thus, thous, thos, from Old English þus ("thus, in this way, as follows, in this manner, to this extent"), from Proto-Germanic *þus (“so, thus”), perhaps originally from a variant of the instrumental form of this, related to Old English þȳs ("by this, with this"), Old Saxon thius ("by this, with this"). Cognate with Scots thus ("thus"), North Frisian aldoz ("thus"), West Frisian dus ("thus"), Dutch dus ("thus, so"), Low German sus ("thus, hence"). (Wiktionary)
See thuris (Wiktionary)