Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb From that place; from there.
  • adverb From that circumstance or source; therefrom.
  • adverb Archaic From that time; thenceforth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • From that place.
  • From that time; after that.
  • From that source; from or out of this or that; for that reason.
  • Not there; elsewhere; absent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb From that place.
  • adverb From that time; thenceforth; thereafter.
  • adverb For that reason; therefore.
  • adverb Poetic Not there; elsewhere; absent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb From there, from that place or from that time. (I came thence.)
  • adverb literary Deriving from this or as a result of this.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
  • adverb from that place or from there
  • adverb from that circumstance or source

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English thennes : thenne, from there (from Old English thanon; see to- in Indo-European roots) + -es, genitive sing. suff.; see –s.]

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