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since

 
pronunciation:
sIns
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, conjunction
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: from then until now (often follows the word "ever").
He was in a school play and has been an actor ever since.
definition 2: at some time between a past time and now.
He left for college but has since returned.
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: after or from a time in the past.
We haven't been swimming since last summer.Our grandmother has come to visit us three times since Christmas.I've been waiting for you since two o'clock.
antonyms:
before
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: in the time following the time when.
I have been hungry since I smelled the cookies baking.
definition 2: because.
Since we are late, we will have to hurry.