Definition for THEN

THEN, adv. [Goth. thanne; Sax. thanne; G. dann; D. dan. See Thence.]

  1. At that time, referring to a time specified, either past or future. And the Canaanite was then in the land. Gen. xil. That is, when Abram migrated and came into Canaan. Now I know in part, but then shall I know even as I am known. 1 Cor. xii.
  2. Afterward; soon afterward or immediately. First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Matth. v.
  3. In that case; in consequence. Gal. iii. Job iii. If all this be so, then man has a natural freedom. Locke.
  4. Therefore; for this reason. Now then be all thy weighty cares away. – Dryden.
  5. At another time; as, now and then, at one time and another. – Milton.
  6. That time. Till then who new / The force of those dire arms? – Milton.

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