Definition of thus in English:

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Pronunciation: /T͟Həs/


literary or formal
1As a result or consequence of this; therefore: Burke knocked out Byrne, thus becoming champion
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  • The results may thus be subject to bias if differential outcomes between treatments change over time.
  • The number of patents is thus the measurable result of the R&D efforts of a country.
  • Our survey results thus confirm reports that civilians were often direct victims of the war in Angola.
consequently, as a consequence, in consequence, thereby, so, that being so, therefore, ergo, accordingly, hence, as a result, for that reason, ipso facto, because of that, on that account
2In the manner now being indicated or exemplified; in this way: she phoned Susan, and while she was thus engaged, Charles summoned the doctor
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  • These results will be placed as pins on the world map and thus capture predefined squares.
  • While thus engaged he was, under pretext of union, finally and fatally subjugated by the Scot.
  • Can someone retitle this thread so it's spelt properly, and thus easier to find?
like that, in that way, so, like so
3 [as submodifier] To this point; so: the website has been cracked three times thus far
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  • Labossiere believes the work of the hate crime team has thus far been successful.
  • The local government has thus far built shelters to accommodate people from the area.
  • How many of us take what we're handed on a platter because nothing better has come along thus far?
so far, until now, up until now, up to now, up to this point, hitherto


Old English, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with thus

bus, buss, concuss, cuss, fuss, Gus, huss, muss, plus, pus, Russ, sus, suss, truss, us

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