• WordNet 3.6
    • adv hence (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result "therefore X must be true","the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory","we were young and thence optimistic","it is late and thus we must go","the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"
    • adv hence from this time "a year hence it will be forgotten"
    • adv hence from this place "get thee hence!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)
    • Hence From this place; away. "Or that we hence wend.""Arise, let us go hence .""I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles."
    • Hence From this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or deduction. "Hence , perhaps, it is, that Solomon calls the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom."
    • Hence From this source or origin. "All other faces borrowed hence Their light and grace.""Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence , even of your lusts?""An ancient author prophesied from hence .""Expelled from hence into a world
      Of woe and sorrow."
    • Hence From this time; in the future; as, a week hence . "Half an hour hence ."
    • v. t Hence To send away.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first US Marines wore high leather collars to protect their necks from sabres, hence the name "leathernecks."
    • hence From this place; from or away from here. [By ellipsis of go, depart, or an equivalent verb, hence is often used with the effect of a verb, especially in command or entreaty, like away.
    • hence From this time; in the future.
    • hence For this cause or reason; as a consequence of, or an inference or a deduction from, something just stated.
    • hence From this source or original.
    • hence To send away; despatch.
    • hence To go hence; go away: depart.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "MOW" can be read the same way upside-down, hence the word ambigram. Many other words can be written differently using special characters of writing to make the word appear the same way from different points.
    • adv Hence hens from this place or time: in the future: from this cause or reason: from this origin
    • interj Hence away! begone!—advs. Hence′forth, Hencefor′ward, from this time forth or forward
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Men must endure, their going hence even as their coming hither. Ripeness is all.”
  • Timothy Firnstahl
    Timothy Firnstahl
    “Delegating means letting others become the experts and hence the best.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.”
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    “There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.”
  • Sun Tzu
    “Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”
  • Martin Pitt
    Martin Pitt
    “Politician: From the Greek poly (many) and the French t?te (head or face, as in t?te-?-t?te: head to head or face to face). Hence”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hennes, hens,the s is prop. a genitive ending; cf. -wards), also hen, henne, hennen, heonnen, heonene, AS. heonan, heonon, heona, hine,; akin to OHG. hinnān, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin,; all from the root of E. he,. See He


In literature:

Hence all punishment would have to be retributive.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
To follow out and discuss this subject is not our business; hence we turn back to Zwingli.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
Hence, in treating of the Maltese, there was no description of the Arabic stock at all.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Hence, the message of love from my parents, with the assurance that they will speak to me so soon, has made me very happy.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Hence constitutional questions were always only in terms questions of constitutional interpretation.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
Gilliatt was a man of dreams, hence his daring, hence also his timidity.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Hence 'conceptions' without 'perceptions' are void or empty.
"Kant's Theory of Knowledge" by Harold Arthur Prichard
Hence the ideal type of this form of the family is the Roman family.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
Hence the blacks and mulattoes far outnumber the white inhabitants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
From nature's birth, hence, wisdom has been smit With sweet recess, and languish'd for the shade.
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young

In poetry:

The world is using her so well,
I hope she'll tarry long,
And ten years hence I hope to tell,
"I have another song."
"Anniversary Poem" by David John Scott
May you, my friends, and I,
Warning from hence receive;
If like the righteous we would die,
To choose the life they live.
"Balaam's Wish" by John Newton
"No more these sad and weeping eyes,
My father's house shall see;
Thy kindred spirit calls me hence.
I haste to follow thee."
"Lewin and Gynneth" by Mary Darby Robinson
I tremble with a sense
Of grief to be; — I hear a warming low
Sweet mother! call me hence!
This wild idolatry must end in woe.
"Italian Girl's Hymn To The Virgin" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Sweet babe! Thy smiles of innocence
With Saints and Angels join;
Our Lord hath said when such go hence
They must in glory shine.
"An Elegy On The Death Of A Young Child, (That Died November 23rd, 1827.)" by Joseph Hodgson
Twenty years hence my eyes may grow
If not quite dim, yet rather so,
Still yours from others they shall know
Twenty years hence.
"Twenty Years Hence" by Walter Savage Landor

In news:

At the time the trick tires were expensive imports, but Balchowsky opted for street tires, hence the whitewalls.
The book The Children of Men, set in England a decade hence, portrays a Great Britain in which the male sperm count has dropped to zero.
The Radio City stage is much larger than the previous show in the Manchester Opera House in the UK, hence we upscaled lighting, lasers, and set.
They usually have a furca, or a tail used to spring away from danger, hence the name "springtails".
Studebaker's designer and stylist expresses his irrepressible opinion of the American automobile today, and of what it may be fifty years hence.
Hence the wooden sign and the circa 1937 photograph of the original Chick-A-Dee Restaurant gracing the cover of Landmark 's menu.
Hence, zoos are trying to preserve the species.
And hence they acquire stuff.
Decades ago, apparently, there was an incorrect association in the public mind between migraines and mental illness, and hence " migraine headaches" acquired a stigma.
Mina would really like to stress the fact she is a NON-NUDE model (hence the CAPS) and that's the reason she is our crush today.
In large quantities, they cause the water to appear red or murky , hence the name.
How do know we are getting optimum performance from our employees—and hence our organization .
I've been struggling a little bit lately, hence the long absences between posts.
Hence Arabs already have three-fourths of Palestine .
He played a big role in the transition from ragtime to stride, and thence (hence) to jazz.

In science:

Hence, f |V : V −→ W is a bijective and continuous mapping of a compact space into a Hausdorff space, hence a homeomorphism.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Hence the unitary matrix W = Li Ui will diagonalise G and leave F unchanged (and hence diagonal).
Optimal local discrimination of two multipartite pure states
We have: Der(L) ⊂ H om(⊕iVi , Qj Vj ) = Qi,j H om(Vi , Vj ), hence Der(L) is an s-invariant closed (hence linearly compact) subspace of a direct product of finite dimensional irreducible s-modules.
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
Hence if Hi ∈ t is the coroot of GJ corresponding to βi , we have x − βi (x)Hi = x − βi (x)′hβi for all x ∈ t, hence (a) Hi = ′hβi .
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
We admit variation of g , hence of CL(T M ), variation of · ∈ Hom (T M ⊗ E , E ), hence variation of the structure of E as bundle of Clifford modules, compatible variation of h, ∇h .
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds