Meaning of “thus” in the English Dictionary

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"thus" in British English

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thusadverb

uk /ðʌs/ us /ðʌs/ formal

in this way:

Bend from the waist, thus.

B2 with this result:

They planned to reduce staff and thus to cut costs.
thus far

as far as this or until now:

We haven't had any problems thus far.

More examples

  • The publishers claim that the book constitutes 'the first sequential exposition of events and thus of the history of the revolution'.
  • Thus the Romans left Britain.
  • Exercise made us more hungry and thus our food supplies ran out.
  • Fold the sheets thus.

(Definition of “thus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thus" in American English

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thusadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ðʌs/ fml

in this way, or with this result:

This plan will reduce waste, and thus cut costs.

Idiom(s)

(Definition of “thus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)