hence: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hens), [key]
— adv.
  1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore: The eggs were very fresh and hence satisfactory.
  2. from this time; from now: They will leave a month hence.
  3. from this source or origin.
  4. The inn is but a quarter mile hence.
    1. from this place; from here; away:The inn is but a quarter mile hence.
    2. from this world or from the living:After a long, hard life they were taken hence.
    3. henceforth; from this time on.
  1. depart (usually used imperatively).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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