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then (and then)

Definition:

subsequently or soon afterward

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Usage:

incomparable modifier | often a sentence connector

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • then he left
  • go left first, then right
  • first came lightning, then thunder

Synonyms:

and so | and then | so [often a sentence connector]

Etymology:

adverb of time, from Old English þanne, þænne, þonne, from Proto-Germanic...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Natsume Sōseki | Natsume Kinnosuke
(Born: 9 February 1867, Tokyo, Japan – Died: 9 December 1916(1916-12-09) (aged 49), Tokyo, Japan)

a Japanese novelist of the Meiji period. He's best known for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat and his unfinished work Light and Darkness. He was also a scholar of British literature and composer of haiku, kanshi, and fairy tales. From 1984 until ... (45 of 1792 words, 3 images)

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Wiktionary:

then | and then [synonym, sense-specific] | and so [synonym, sense-specific] | subsequently [synonym, sense-specific] | so [synonym, sense-specific] | when [synonym, sense-specific]

[temporal location] At that time. | [temporal location] Soon afterward. | [sequences] Next in order; in addition. | [conjunctive] In that case. | [sequences] At the same time; on the other hand. | [obsolete] At the time that; when. | [British, dialect,... (36 of 114 words, 10 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Collins Dictionary:

then | then and there [sense-specific]

at that time; over that period of time | [sentence modifier] in that case; that being so,, | See "then and there" | after that; with that | that time, ... (26 of 514 words, 6 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

then | now then

at that time ; at a particular time in the past or in the future ; used for ... | used for introducing the next thing that happens | as a result ; ... (31 of 368 words, 5 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

then [entry 1, adverb] | and then some | besides [synonym, sense-specific] | additionally [synonym, sense-specific] | again [synonym, sense-specific] | also [synonym, sense-specific] | either [synonym, sense-specific] | further [synonym, sense-specific] | furthermore [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

at that time | soon after that; next in order of time ; following next after in order of position, narration, or enumeration; being next in a series ; ... (28 of 257 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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then [entry 2, noun]

that time (2 of 78 words, 1 usage example)

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then [entry 3, adjective]

existing or acting at or belonging to the time mentioned (10 of 32 words, 1 usage example)

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Oxford Dictionary:

then | then and there | next [synonym, sense-specific] | also [synonym, sense-specific] | therefore [synonym, sense-specific] | afterwards [synonym, sense-specific]

at that time; at the time in question | after that; next; afterwards | also; in addition | in that case; therefore | used at the end of a sentence to ... (27 of 206 words, 7 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/then

Random House Dictionary:

then | but then [sense-specific] | then and there [sense-specific]

at that time. | immediately or soon afterward. | next in order of time. | at the same time. | next in order of place. | in addition; besides; also. | ... (25 of 198 words, 12 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/then

American Heritage Dictionary:

then

At that time | Next in time, space, or order; immediately afterward | In addition; moreover; besides | Used after "but" to qualify or balance a ... (23 of 136 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

then

at that time | soon afterward; next in time | next in order | in that case; therefore; accordingly: used with conjunctive force | besides; moreover | ... (22 of 101 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

then [entry 1]

(at) that time (in the past or in the future) (10 of 74 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/then 1

then [entry 2]

next or after that (4 of 26 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/then 2

then [entry 3]

in addition (2 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/then 3

then [entry 4]

as a result; in that case; also used as a way of joining a statement to an earlier piece of conversation (21 of 44 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/then 4

Britannica Encyclopedia:

so [Japanese tax]

in early Japan, a land tax levied by the central government per unit of allotted land. It was introduced during the Taika reforms and fully ... (25 of 90 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

then

an adverb used to indicate a particular time in the past or future | indicates a specific time in the past or future | after that or subsequently in ... (27 of 212 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

then

Origin: adverb of time, from Old English þanne, þænne, þonne, from Proto-Germanic *thana- (compare Old Frisian thenne, Old Saxon ... (18 of 76 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

then

Origin: Middle English thenne, thanne, from Old English þonne, þanne, þænne ("then, at that time"), from Proto-Germanic *þan-, *þana- ("at that (time), then"), from Proto-Indo-European *to-... (25 of 41 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

then

Origin: Old English thænne, thanne, thonne, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dan and German dann, also to "that" and "the"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/then

Collins Dictionary:

then

Origin: Old English thenne; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thanna; see than

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American Heritage Dictionary:

then

Origin: Middle English, from Old English thenne; see to- in Indo-European roots.

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New World Dictionary:

then

Origin: Middle English: see "than"

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Merriam-Webster:

then [entry 1, adverb]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English than, then then, than, from Old English thonne, thænne; akin to Old High German denne then, than, Old English thæt that

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Encarta Dictionary:

then

Origin: Old English þænne from Indo-European

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

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Collins Dictionary:

then

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

then

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

then

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Cambridge Dictionary:

then [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "then"

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the Free Dictionary:

then

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Google Dictionary:

then

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

then

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YourDictionary Audio:

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freedictionary.org:

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