Meaning & Definition of Then in English
1. That time
- That moment
- "We will arrive before then"
- "We were friends from then on"
1. At a specific prior time
- "The then president"
1. Subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
- "Then he left"
- "Go left first, then right"
- "First came lightning, then thunder"
- "We watched the late movie and then went to bed"
- "And so home and to bed"
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- and then
2. In that case or as a consequence
- "If he didn't take it, then who did?"
- "Keep it then if you want to"
- "The case, then, is closed"
- "You've made up your mind then?"
- "Then you'll be rich"
3. At that time
- "I was young then"
- "Prices were lower back then"
- "Science as it was then taught"
Examples of using
And then he quickly looked around to make sure that nobody saw it.
The English articles are bread-and-butter important. For instance, if I ask my English friend to hold my bag for a while, and then ask to give it back by saying "Give me bag", he'll probably steal the bag of the man standing around because he didn't understand which bag was meant.
I invested all my money and then found out their business was a racket.