Thus n. The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine, and other conifers.
1. In this or that manner; on this wise.
Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. --Gen. vi. 22.
Thus God the heaven created, thus the earth. --Milton.
2. To this degree or extent; so far; so; as, thus wise; thus peaceble; thus bold.
Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds. --Milton.
n : an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East
African trees; formerly valued for worship and for
embalming and fumigation [syn: frankincense, olibanum,
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, hence, thence]
2: in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the
pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant) [syn: thusly,