(archaic) from here, from this place, away
- I'm going hence , because you have insulted me.
* c.1599-1601 , , Act 4, Scene 1,
- Get thee hence , Satan!
* 1849 , ,
- O Gertrude, come away! / The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch, / But we will ship him hence :
(archaic, figuratively) from the living or from this world
- Ye men of Galilee! / Why stand ye looking up to heaven, where Him ye ne’er may see, / Neither ascending hence , nor returning hither again?
(archaic, of a length of time) in the future from now
- ''After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence .
(conjunctive) as a result; therefore, for this reason
- ''A year hence it will be forgotten.
- ''I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party.
* 1910 , , Section VI: Weak Points and Strong, 8,
- ''The purse is handmade and hence very expensive.
* 1910 , , , Chapter VI,
- Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
* 1731 May 27, ,
- Hence it comes that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
(temporal location) from this time, from now
- That hence arises the peculiar Unhappiness of that Business, which other Callings are no way liable to;
- ''The plane will leave two months hence .
Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "eitheror".
Logical union of two sets of values. There are two forms, an exclusive or and an inclusive or.
Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
Otherwise; a consequence of the condition that the previous is false
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Connects two equivalent names.
(tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
- 1909', The metals are gold and silver, these being termed "'''or " and "argent". — Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, ''A Complete Guide to Heraldry
- 1889', In engraving, "'''Or " is expressed by dots. — Charles Norton Elvin, ''A Dictionary of Heraldry
* (gold or yellow tincture) , Or
(tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
Late (etyl) ). Compare (ere).
(obsolete) Early (on).
(obsolete) Earlier, previously.
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*:"Sey ye never so," seyde Sir Bors, "for many tymys or this she hath bene wroth with you, and aftir that she was the firste that repented hit."