thenadverb, adjective [before noun]uk /ðen/ us /ðen/
- He's always harking back to his childhood and saying how things were better then.
- Just then, the lights went out.
- The train leaves at three minutes to eight, so we'd better get there a few minutes before then.
- If you come to the surgery at 10.30, the doctor will see you then.
- They used to live in a big house with lots of servants, but they've come down in the world since then.
thenadverbuk /ðen/ us /ðen/
then adverb (NEXT)
- Study the examples first of all, then attempt the exercises on the next page.
- Follow the road for two kilometres, then turn left.
- The children will first sing individually and then together as a group.
- We took the ferry across the Channel and then joined the Paris train at Calais.
- First apply shampoo to hair and then rinse thoroughly.
then adverb (IN ADDITION)
- We have a town house, a country cottage, and then there's our villa in Spain.
- She's a writer mainly - then she paints, and does some excellent photography too.
- I've got to get everything ready for our visitors, and then I haven't finished writing that report yet.
- If you're looking for something smaller, then there's a compact 36 cm screen size, ideal for bedroom or kitchen use.
- Let's see - there were Mary, Jack, Greg and myself - then there were the children, Amy, John and Laura, plus the two dogs.
then adverb (RESULT)