American English

Definition of since adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(used with the present perfect or past perfect tense)
  2. 2from a time in the past until a later past time, or until now He left home two weeks ago and we haven't heard from him since. The original building has long since (= long before now) been demolished.
  3. 3at a time after a particular time in the past We were divorced two years ago and she has since remarried.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: since