1. From a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since.
We since become the slaves to one man's lust. --B. Jonson.
2. In the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago.
How many ages since has Virgil writ? --Roscommon.
About two years since, it so fell out, that he was brought to a great lady's house. --Sir P. Sidney.
3. When or that. [Obs.]
Do you remember since we lay all night in the windmill in St. George's field? --Shak.
Since, prep. From the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object.
The Lord hath blessed thee, since my coming. --Gen. xxx. 30.
I have a model by which he build a nobler poem than any extant since the ancients. --Dryden.
Since, conj. Seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that.
Since that my penitence comes after all,
Imploring pardon. --Shak.
Since truth and constancy are vain,
Since neither love, nor sense of pain,
Nor force of reason, can persuade,
Then let example be obeyed. --Granville.
Syn: -- Because; for; as; inasmuch as; considering. See Because.