HyperDic: then

English > 5 senses of the word then:
ADVERBallthen, so, and sosubsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
allthenin that case or as a consequence
allthenat that time
NOUNtimethenthat time
ADJECTIVEallthenat a specific prior time
then > pronunciation
Soundsdheh'n
Rhymesagain ... Zen: 37 rhymes with ehn...
English > then: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAt a specific prior time.
Example"the then president"
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
English > then: 5 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThat time; that moment.
Examples
  • "we will arrive before then"
  • "we were friends from then on"
Broaderpoint, point in timeAn instant of time
Spanishentonces
Catalana continuació
English > then: 5 senses > adverb 1
Meaningsubsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors).
Examples
  • "then he left"
  • "go left first, then right"
  • "first came lightning, then thunder"
  • "we watched the late movie and then went to bed"
Synonymsso, and so
Spanishasí que, entonces, luego, y así que, y después
English > then: 5 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn that case or as a consequence.
Examples
  • "if he didn't take it, then who did?"
  • "keep it then if you want to"
  • "the case, then, is closed"
  • "you've made up your mind then?"
  • "then you'll be rich"
Spanishentonces
English > then: 5 senses > adverb 3
MeaningAt that time.
Examples
  • "I was young then"
  • "prices were lower back then"
  • "science as it was then taught"

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