- IPA: /ˈðʌs/, X-SAMPA: /"DVs/
- Rhymes: -ʌs
- ( conjunctive ) As a result .
- ( manner ) In this way or manner .
- ( as a result ): as a result, consequently, hence, so, therefore
- ( in this way ): like so, like this, so, this way, thusly ( nonstandard )
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” ) .
Explanation of thus by Wordnet Dictionary
- 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.
- 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.
Definition of thus by GCIDE Dictionary