Hypertext Webster Gateway: "hence"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hence \Hence\, adv. [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.
hinn[=a]n, G. hinnen, OHG. hina, G. hin; all from the root of
E. he. See {He}.]
1. From this place; away. ``Or that we hence wend.''

Arise, let us go hence. --John xiv.

I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. --Acts
xxii. 21.

2. From this time; in the future; as, a week hence. ``Half an
hour hence.'' --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hence \Hence\, v. t.
To send away. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: (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" [syn: {therefore}, {thence}, {thus}]
2: (archaic) from this place; "get thee hence!"
3: from this time; "a year hence it will be forgotten"

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