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Meaning & Definition of Thus in English

English

Thus

/ðəs/

noun

1. An aromatic gum resin obtained from various arabian or east african trees

  • Formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
    synonym:
  • frankincense
  • ,
  • olibanum
  • ,
  • gum olibanum
  • ,
  • thus

adverb

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"
    synonym:
  • therefore
  • ,
  • hence
  • ,
  • thence
  • ,
  • thus
  • ,
  • so

2. In the way indicated

  • "Hold the brush so"
  • "Set up the pieces thus"
  • (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
    synonym:
  • thus
  • ,
  • thusly
  • ,
  • so

Examples of using

And thus the lion fell in love with the ewe.