[th air-fawr]

Origin of therefor

First recorded in 1125–75, therefor is from the Middle English word therfor. See there, for
Can be confusedtherefor therefore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for therefor

Historical Examples of therefor

  • And they alone predicted the future to those who sought of them therefor.

  • Stravinsky is new; is he therefor to be considered worse than Liszt?

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • Schoenberg is new; is he therefor to be considered better than Beethoven?

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • Mr. Pendyce's eyes searched here and therefor what, he did not know.

    The Country House

    John Galsworthy

  • Therefor he gave me the falcon on my hand which had erewhile been my lover's gift.

British Dictionary definitions for therefor


  1. archaic for this, that, or ithe will be richer therefor
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Word Origin and History for therefor

see therefore.

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