Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “since”

See all translations

since

adverb uk   /sɪns/ us  
B2 from a particular time in the past until a later time, or until now: Emma went to work in New York a year ago, and we haven't seen her since. He started working for the company when he left school, and has been there ever since (= and is still there). I've long since (= long ago) forgotten any Latin I ever learned.
More examples

since

since

conjunction uk   /sɪns/ us  

since conjunction (BECAUSE)

B1 because; as: Since we've got a few minutes to wait for the train, let's have a cup of coffee.
More examples

since conjunction (TIME)

B1 from a particular time in the past until a later time, or until now: I've been very busy since I came back from holiday.
Grammar
Translations of “since”
in Korean -이후, -때 부터…
in Arabic مُنْذ…
in French depuis (que), depuis que, puisque…
in Turkish ...dan/den beri…
in Italian da…
in Chinese (Traditional) 此後,從此…
in Russian с, с тех пор, после…
in Polish od (czasu), od tego czasu…
in Spanish desde que, después que, ya que…
in Portuguese desde…
in German seit, seitdem, da…
in Catalan des de…
in Japanese (過去のある地点)からずっと, ~以来…
in Chinese (Simplified) 此后,从此…
(Definition of since from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of since?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “since” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More