[hens-fawrth, -fohrth; hens-fawrth, -fohrth]


from now on; from this point forward.

Also hence·for·ward [hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-; hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-] /ˌhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-; ˈhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-/.

Origin of henceforth

1300–50; Middle English hennes forward; see hence, forth
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Related Words for henceforth

hence, hereafter

Examples from the Web for henceforth

Contemporary Examples of henceforth

Historical Examples of henceforth

  • I belong to you henceforth, and my only regret is that I am of so little worth.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • Henceforth she could freely unburden herself and tell the truth.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • He had heretofore been my friend; henceforth he was my slave, yet, let me add, none the less my friend.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • Henceforth I have another score against Morella, and I will pay it too.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • He was engaged by the company, and henceforth his career as an inventor was secure.

British Dictionary definitions for henceforth


henceforwards or henceforward


from this time forward; from now on
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Word Origin and History for henceforth

late 14c., earlier henne forth (late Old English); see hence + forth.

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