thus

thus [ ðʌs ] adverb FORMAL ***
Thus can be used in the following ways:
as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said:
No decision had been made, and thus the situation remained unclear.
as an ordinary adverb:
The merchants began to import corn, thus forcing farmers to cut their prices.
1. ) as a result of the fact that you have just mentioned: THEREFORE, HENCE:
Fewer pupils will attend the schools, and they will thus have fewer teachers.
Someone had removed all the evidence. Thus, it was now impossible for the police to continue their investigation.
2. ) in the way that has been mentioned or by the method that has been mentioned:
The oil producers will raise prices, thus increasing their profits.
thus far
until now or until the present stage in a process:
Congress has thus far been unwilling to support an increase in federal taxes.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Thus — ([th]us), adv. [OE. thus, AS. [eth]us; akin to OFries. & OS. thus, D. dus, and E. that; cf. OHG. sus. See {That}.] 1. In this or that manner; on this wise. [1913 Webster] Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. Gen. vi …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thus — thus, thusly Thus is a word with an awkward role in modern English. Used sparingly and appropriately, it is highlȳ effective, whereas when over used it can seem stilted and affected. It has two basic meanings, (1) ‘in this way’, and (2)… …   Modern English usage

  • thus — W1 [ðʌs] adv formal [: Old English;] 1.) [sentence adverb] as a result of something that you have just mentioned ▪ Most of the evidence was destroyed in the fire. Thus it would be almost impossible to prove him guilty. 2.) in this manner or way ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thus — [adv1] in this manner along these lines, as follows, hence, in kind, in such a way, in this fashion, in this way, just like that, like so, like this, so, thus and so, thus and thus, thusly, to such a degree; concept 544 thus [adv2] accordingly… …   New thesaurus

  • Thus — 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. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thus — O.E. þus in this way, related to þæt that and THIS (Cf. this), but the exact connection and P.Gmc. history are obscure. Cognate with O.S., O.Fris. thus, M.Du., Du. dus. Colloquial adv. thusly first recorded 1865 …   Etymology dictionary

  • thus — [thus] adv. [ME < OE] 1. in this or that manner; in the way just stated or in the following manner 2. to this or that degree or extent; so 3. according to this or that; consequently; therefore; hence: often used as a conjunctive adverb 4. for… …   English World dictionary

  • thus|ly — «THUHS lee», adverb. Informal. thus: »A Pisa pizza pie peddler we contacted commented thusly: “Balderdash!” (Maclean s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thus — (lat.), Weihrauch, Olibanum, s. b …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • thus — index a fortiori, consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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