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

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More