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[ then ]
/ ðɛn /
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adverb
adjective
being; being such; existing or being at the time indicated:the then prime minister.
noun
that time: We have not been back since then. Till then, farewell.
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Idioms about then

    but then, but on the other hand: I found their conversation very dull, but then I have different tastes.
    then and there, at that precise time and place; at once; on the spot: I started to pack my things right then and there.Also there and then.

Origin of then

before 900; Middle English then(ne), than(n)e,Old English thonne, thanne, thænne;cf. than; akin to that

synonym study for then

8. See therefore.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH then

than, then
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British Dictionary definitions for then

Word Origin for then

Old English thenne; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thanna; see than
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Other Idioms and Phrases with then

then

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