then Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "then" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

thenadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ðen/

then adjective, adverb [not gradable] (TIME)

at that time (in the past or in the future): She was then sixteen years old. Soon the sun will go down, and then it will be time to go.

thenadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ðen/

then adverb [not gradable] (NEXT)

next or after that: He smiled, then turned to me and nodded.

then adverb [not gradable] (IN ADDITION)

in addition: We both want to go, and then there’s Carmen, so we need three tickets.

then adverb [not gradable] (AS A RESULT)

as a result; in that case; also used as a way of joining a statement to an earlier piece of conversation: Why don’t you call them to tell them we’ll be late? Then they won’t worry. If I don’t hear from you by Friday, then I’ll assume you’re not coming.
(Definition of then from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of then?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “then” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More