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then

 (thĕn)
adv.
1. At that time: I was still in school then. Come at noon; I'll be ready then.
2. Next in time, space, or order; immediately afterward: watched the late movie and then went to bed.
3. In addition; moreover; besides: It costs $20, and then there's the sales tax to pay.
4. Used after but to qualify or balance a preceding statement: The star was nervous, but then who isn't on the first night of a new play.
5. In that case; accordingly: If traffic is heavy, then allow extra time.
6. As a consequence; therefore: The case, then, is closed.
conj.
Usage Problem And after that: I showered, then combed my hair.
n.
That time or moment: The bus leaves at four; until then let's walk.
adj.
Being so at that time: the then chairman of the board.
Idiom:
then again
From another standpoint; on the other hand: I need a vacation. Then again, so do my coworkers.

[Middle English, from Old English thenne; see to- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Sticklers for grammar sometimes assert that then is not a coordinating conjunction, and that the sentence She took a slice of pie, then left is thus incorrect; it must be rewritten as She took a slice of pie and then left, in which the then acts as an adverb and the halves of the compound predicate are linked by the coordinating conjunction and. But this use of then as a coordinating conjunction is actually both widespread and widely accepted; in our 2012 survey, more than three quarters of the Usage Panel found the sentence She took a slice of pie, then left completely acceptable. Note, though, that the punctuation of this conjunctive use of then differs from the usual punctuation for similar sentences using and. No comma is needed when and links the parts of a compound predicate, as in She took a slice of pie and left. When then joins the halves of the predicate, a comma is usually required; only 8 percent of the Panel approved of She took a slice of pie then left.

then

(ðɛn)
adv
1. at that time; over that period of time
2. (sentence modifier) in that case; that being so: then why don't you ask her?; if he comes, then you'll have to leave; go on then, take it.
3. then and there See there6
sentence connector
after that; with that: then John left the room and didn't return.
n
that time: before then; from then on.
adj
(prenominal) existing, functioning, etc, at that time: the then prime minister.
[Old English thenne; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thanna; see than]

then

(ðɛn)

adv.
1. at that time: Prices were lower then.
2. immediately or soon afterward: The rain stopped and then started again.
3. next in order of time or place: We ate, then we started home.
4. at the same time: At first the water seemed blue, then gray.
5. in addition; besides: I love my job, and then it pays so well.
6. in that case; as a consequence; in those circumstances.
7. since that is so; as it appears; therefore.
adj.
8. existing or being at the time indicated: the then prime minister.
n.
9. that time: We haven't been back since then.
Idioms:
1. but then, but on the other hand.
2. then and there, at that precise time and place; at once.
[before 900; Middle English then(ne), than(n)e, Old English thonne, thanne, thænne, c. Old Frisian thenne, Old Saxon thanna, Old High German danne; compare than; akin to that]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.then - that timethen - that time; that moment; "we will arrive before then"; "we were friends from then on"
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
Adj.1.then - at a specific prior time; "the then president"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
Adv.1.then - 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"
2.then - 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.then - at that time; "I was young then"; "prices were lower back then"; "science as it was then taught"

then

adverb
1. at that time, in those days, at that point, at that moment, on that occasion, at that point in time I never worried about money then.
2. after that, later, next, afterwards, subsequently Add the oil and then the scallops.
3. in that case, that being so, that being the case, it follows that, under those circumstances If the answer is yes, then we must decided on appropriate action.
4. in addition, also, as well, moreover, besides, furthermore, what's more, on top of that, to boot, additionally, over and above that We have to do a lot of reading, and then there's our ongoing work.
Translations
أيْضا، بالإضافَه إلى ذلِكبعد ذلِكثُمّذلك الوَقْتعِندَئِذٍ
tehdypakpotomta dobatedy
dadaværendedengangdernæst
tamentiam
sittensilloinsilloinentoisaaltaniin
ondatada
akkor: akkorakkoriaztán
hvaî òáòáòáverandisíîansvo, aî auki
それからだから当時次にそして
게다가그 때에
tadatuomettuometinis
before thenbez tamkokopš tā laikalīdz tam brīdim
atunci
dovtedyvtedajší
potemtakrat
ondaposlepotomtadazatim
därpådåvarandedessdessutom
ในขณะนั้นหลังจากนั้น
lúc đósau đó

then

[ðen]
A. ADV
1. (= at that time) → entonces; (= on that occasion) → en aquel momento, en aquella ocasión; (= at that period in time) → en aquel entonces, en aquella época, a la sazón (frm)
it was then thatfue entonces cuando ...
it was then eight o'clockeran las ocho
then he used to go out, but now he never doesentonces or en aquella época salía, pero ahora no sale nunca
before then she couldn't remember anything that had happened before thenno podía recordar nada de lo que había ocurrido hasta entonces or hasta ese momento
you should have told me before thenme lo tenías que haber dicho antes
by thenpara entonces
even then they existed even then, in 1953existían incluso entonces, en 1953
even then it didn't workaún así, no funcionaba
from then ondesde aquel momento, desde entonces, a partir de entonces
just then just then he came inentró justo entonces
I wasn't doing anything just thenjusto en ese momento no estaba haciendo nada
(every) now and thende vez en cuando
since thendesde entonces
he wanted it done then and therequería que lo hicieran en el acto or en ese mismo momento
until thenhasta entonces
2. (= afterwards, next) → después, luego
then we went to Jacadespués or luego fuimos a Jaca
what happened then?¿qué pasó después or luego?
I chop the onions and then what?pico las cebollas, ¿y luego qué?
see also now A6
3. (= in that case) → entonces
what do you want me to do then?¿entonces, qué quieres que haga?
"but I don't want a new one" - "what do you want then?"-pero yo no quiero uno nuevo -¿pues, qué es lo que quieres entonces?
then you don't want it?¿así que no lo quieres?
can't you hear me then?¿es que no me oyes?, ¿pues or entonces no me oyes?
but then we shall lose moneypero en ese caso perderemos dinero
that's settled thenentonces quedamos en eso
"it doesn't work" - "well then, we'll buy another one"-no funciona -bueno, pues entonces compraremos otro
4. (= furthermore) → además
it would be awkward at work, and then there's the familyen el trabajo habría problemas, y además tengo que pensar en la familia
5. (in summarizing) this, then, was the situation at the beginning of his reignesta era, pues, or esta era, por (lo) tanto, la situación al principio de su reinado
6. (= having said that)
and or but then againpor otra parte
I like it, but then I'm biaseda mí sí me gusta, pero yo no soy objetivo
but then, you never can tellpero vamos, nunca se sabe
B. ADJentonces, de entonces
the then Labour governmentel gobierno laborista de entonces, el entonces gobierno, que era laborista
the then kingel entonces rey
THEN

Time
 When then means "at that time", translate using entonces:
It was then that she heard Gwen cry out Fue entonces cuando oyó gritar a Gwen I hadn't heard about it till then Hasta entonces no había oído hablar de ello
 Alternatively, use expressions like en aquella época to refer to a particular period or en ese momento to refer to a particular moment:
...my sister, who was then about 17... ...mi hermana, que en aquella época tenía unos 17 años... or que tenía entonces unos 17 años...
 When then is used in the sense of "next", translate using luego or después:
At first he refused but then he changed his mind Primero se negó, pero luego or después cambió de opinión He went to Julián's house and then to the chemist's Fue a casa de Julián y luego or después a la farmacia
Reason
 When then means "so" or "in that case", translate using entonces (placed at the beginning of the sentence):
"I have a headache" - "So you won't be coming to the theatre, then?" "Me duele la cabeza" - "¿Entonces no vienes al teatro?" Then you'll already know about the bomb Entonces ya sabrás lo de la bomba
 Alternatively, use pues entonces:
Pues entonces ya sabrás lo de la bomba
 In more formal and written language, use por (lo) tanto or alternatively, pues, particularly when you are introducing a summary or a conclusion. These often appear between commas:
Their decision, then, was based on a detailed analysis of the situation Su decisión, pues, or Su decisión, por (lo) tanto, estaba basada en un análisis detallado de la situación

then

[ˈðɛn]
adv
(= at that time) → alors; (more distant past)à l'époque, alors; (future)à ce moment-là
There was no electricity then → Il n'y avait pas l'électricité à l'époque.
I'm coming up on Friday so I'll see you then → Je viens vendredi donc je te verrai à ce moment-là.
(after preposition) by then (referring to past)à ce moment-là
By then it was too late
BUT Il était déjà trop tard.; (referring to future)d'ici là
By then we will have finished decorating the house → D'ici là, nous aurons fini de décorer la maison.
from then on → dès lors
before then → avant
until then → jusque-là
since then → depuis, depuis lors
(= afterwards) → ensuite, puis
I get dressed. Then I have breakfast → Je m'habille. Ensuite je prends mon petit déjeuner.
What do you want me to do then? → Que veux-tu que je fasse ensuite?
and then what? → et puis après?
(= in that case) → alors
"My pen's run out." - "Use a pencil then!" → "Il n'y a plus d'encre dans mon stylo." - "Alors utilise un crayon!"
What do you want me to do then? → Bon alors, qu'est-ce que tu veux que je fasse?
if ... then ... → si ... alors ...
If the answer is `yes', then we must act now → Si la réponse est oui, alors il nous faut agir maintenant.
(= therefore) → donc
This, then, is what you must do → C'est donc ça que tu dois faire.
(introducing comment, new topic) ... and then ... (= and in addition) → ... et puis ...
but then (= however) → mais enfin
now then, ... → alors, ...
well then, ... → bien alors, ...
okay then, ... → bon alors, ...
(rounding off conversation)alors
He stood up. "That's settled then." → Il se leva. "C'est entendu alors."
Bye bye then → Bon alors au revoir.
adjd'alors, de l'époque
the then president → le président de l'époque, le président d'alors

then

adv
(= next, afterwards)dann; and then what happened?und was geschah dann?
(= at this particular time)da; (= in those days)damals; it was then 8 o’clockda war es 8 Uhr; I was/will be in Paris thenich war da (gerade) in Paris/werde da in Paris sein; he did it then and there or there and thener hat es auf der Stelle getan ? now
(after prep) from then on(wards)von da an; before thenvorher, zuvor; but they had gone by thenaber da waren sie schon weg; we’ll be ready by thenbis dahin sind wir fertig; since thenseitdem, seit der Zeit; between now and thenbis dahin; (up) until then I had never tried itbis dahin hatte ich es nie versucht
(= in that case)dann; I don’t want that — then what DO you want?ich will das nicht — was willst du denn?; what are you going to do, then?was wollen Sie dann tun?; but then that means that …das bedeutet ja aber dann, dass …; all right, thenalso or dann meinetwegen; so it’s true thendann ist es (also) wahr, es ist also wahr; (so) I was right thenich hatte also recht; you don’t want it then?Sie wollen es also nicht?, dann wollen Sie es (also) nicht?; where is it then?wo ist es denn?
(= furthermore, and also)dann, außerdem; (and) then there’s my auntund dann ist da noch meine Tante; but thenaber … auch; but then he’s my sonaber er ist (eben) auch mein Sohn; but then again he is my friendaber andererseits ist er mein Freund
(phrases) now then, what’s the matter?na, was ist denn los?; come on thennun komm doch
adj attrdamalig; the then Prime Ministerder damalige Premierminister

then

[ðɛn]
1. adv
a. (at that time) → allora
it was then that ... → fu allora che...
before/since then → prima di/da allora
until then → fino ad allora
from then on → da allora in poi
by then → allora
then and there → all'istante
b. (afterwards, next) → poi, dopo
what happened then? → e poi cos'è successo?
and then what? → e poi?, e allora?
c. (in that case) → allora, dunque
what do you want me to do then? → allora cosa vuoi che faccia?
well then → dunque
and or but then again → ma del resto
I like it, but then I'm biased → mi piace, ma del resto non sono del tutto imparziale
it would be awkward at work, and then there's the family → sarebbe difficile al lavoro, e poi c'è la famiglia
2. adj the then presidentl'allora presidente or il presidente di allora

then

(ðen) adverb
1. at that time in the past or future. I was at school then; If you're coming next week, I'll see you then.
2. used with prepositions to mean that time in the past or future. John should be here by then; I'll need you before then; I have been ill since then; Until then; Goodbye till then!
3. after that. I had a drink, (and) then I went home.
4. in that case. He might not give us the money and then what would we do?
5. often used especially at the end of sentences in which an explanation, opinion etc is asked for, or which show surprise etc. What do you think of that, then?
6. also; in addition. I have two brothers, and then I have a cousin in America.
conjunction
in that case; as a result. If you're tired, then you must rest.
adjective
at that time (in the past). the then Prime Minister.

then

ثُمّ, وَقْتَذَاكَ načež, tehdy da, så dann, folglich τότε así que, entonces, y después silloin, sitten alors, ensuite onda, tada allora その時, それから 게다가, 그 때에 daarna, toen da, wtedy, zatem depois, então затем, тогда ในขณะนั้น, หลังจากนั้น ondan sonra, öyleyse lúc đó, sau đó 然后, 那么