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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hence /ˈhɛn(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hence adv.
 1. From this place; away. “Or that we hence wend.”
    Arise, let us go hence.   --John xiv. 31.
    I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.   --Acts xxii. 21.
 2. From this time; in the future; as, a week hence. “Half an hour hence.”
 3. From this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or deduction.
    Hence, perhaps, it is, that Solomon calls the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom.   --Tillotson.
 4. From this source or origin.
 All other faces borrowed hence
 Their light and grace.   --Suckling.
    Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts?   --James. iv. 1.
 Note:Hence is used, elliptically and imperatively, for go hence; depart hence; away; be gone. Hence with your little ones.” --Shak. -- From hence, though a pleonasm, is fully authorized by the usage of good writers.
    An ancient author prophesied from hence.   --Dryden.
 Expelled from hence into a world
 Of woe and sorrow.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hence v. t. To send away. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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, thence, thus]
      2: from this place; "get thee hence!"
      3: from this time; "a year hence it will be forgotten"