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Meaning of thus by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈðʌs/, X-SAMPA: /"DVs/
    • Rhymes: -ʌs

    Etymology 1

    From Middle English thus, thous, thos, from Old English þus ( “thus, in this way, as follows, in this manner, to this extent” ), from Proto-Germanic *þus ( “so, thus” ), perhaps originally from a variant of the instrumental form of this, related to Old English þȳs ( “by this, with this” ), Old Saxon thius ( “by this, with this” ). Cognate with Scots thus ( “thus” ), North Frisian aldoz ( “thus” ), West Frisian dus ( “thus” ), Dutch dus ( “thus, so” ), Low German sus ( “thus, hence” ) .


    thus ( not comparable )

    1. ( conjunctive ) As a result .
      I have all the tools I need, thus I will be able to fix the car without having to call a mechanic .
    2. ( manner ) In this way or manner .
      If you throw the ball thus, as I’m showing you, you’ll have better luck hitting the target .
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    See thuris


    thus ( uncountable )

    1. Alternative spelling of thuris .



Explanation of thus by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. from that fact or reason or as a result

    2. it is late and thus we must go
    3. in the way indicated

    4. set up the pieces thus
    1. an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees

    Definition of thus by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Thus n. [L. thus, better tus, frankincense. See Thurible.] The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine, and other conifers.

    2. Thus ( thus ), adv. [OE. thus, AS. ðus; akin to OFries. & OS. thus, D. dus, and E. that; cf. OHG. sus. See That.]
      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”. Shak.

      Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds. Milton.