From Middle English syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen (“after", "since”) ( + -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from Old English sīþþan, from the phrase sīþ þǣm (“after/since that (time)”), from sīþ (“since", "after”) + þǣm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with Dutch sinds (“since”), German seit (“since”), Danish siden (“since”).
since (not comparable)
- From a specified time in the past.
- I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.
- From (time).
- I have known her since last year.
- 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, the Guardian:
- "Mujtahidd" has attracted almost 300,000 followers since the end of last year, when he began posting scandalous claims about the Saudi elite. In one tweet, Mujtahidd directly challenged Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd about his political history: "Did you resign or were you forced to resign from your post as head of the diwan [office] of the council of ministers?"
- from the time that
- I have loved you since I first met you.
- Since you didn't call, we left without you.
- (obsolete) when or that
- Do you remember since we lay all night in the windmill in St. George's field?
In Lojbanized spelling.
- IPA: /ˈsinʃe/
- snake; x1 is a snake/serpent of species/breed x2.