- from this place; from here; away: The inn is but a quarter mile hence.
- from this world or from the living: After a long, hard life they were taken hence.
- henceforth; from this time on.
Origin of hence
Examples from the Web for hence
“Hence, there might be a net benefit, at least to some females, of breeding within the natal group,” the researchers speculate.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hence, I suspect, the panic, the lockdown, the capitulation.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hence the recent Kerry trip to Rome to meet with Netanyahu and meetings with Europeans and Palestinians.Why We Should Delay The Israel-Palestinian Peace Process|Aaron David Miller|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In schools, this meant finding new ways to evaluate students—and hence their teachers.
Hence the SWAT teams and armored trucks surrounding his house.
Hence arises a great variety of impressions and remarks which we accordingly find in this journal.
Hence in the adult the left side of the superior mesenteric vessel gives rise to the vasa intestini tenuis.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
Hence the complete picture they give of life is of necessity fallacious: they can only represent what is unusual.A Chesterton Calendar|G. K. Chesterton
Hence to go and return over the same mile, whether on the level or on the hill-side, takes ½ an hour.A Tangled Tale|Lewis Carroll
As the individuals of a given species have all the same definition, and hence the same essence, they are all one.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
British Dictionary definitions for hence
- from here or from this world; away
- from this origin or source
Word Origin for hence
Word Origin and History for hence
late 13c., hennes, from Old English heonan "away, hence," from West Germanic *hin- (cf. Old Saxon hinan, Old High German hinnan, German hinnen); related to Old English her "here" (see here). With adverbial genitive -s. The modern spelling (mid-15c.) is phonetic, to retain the breathy -s- (cf. twice, pence). Original sense is "away from here;" of time, from late 14c.; meaning "from this (fact or circumstance)" first recorded 1580s.