(verb, adverb)


1. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

- the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory

- we were young and thence optimistic

Similar word(s): so, thence, therefore, thus

2. from this place

- get thee hence!

3. from this time

- a year hence it will be forgotten

Sentences with hence as an adverb:

- I'm going hence, because you have insulted me.

- Get thee hence, Satan!

- After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence.

- I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party.

- The purse is handmade and hence very expensive.

- The plane will leave two months hence.


1. (obsolete) To send away.