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Dictionary Definition

thus n : an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation [syn: frankincense, olibanum, gum olibanum] adv
1 (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result; "therefore X must be true"; "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted" [syn: therefore, hence, thence]
2 in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant) [syn: thusly, so]

User Contributed Dictionary





  • /ˈðʌs/, /"DVs/
  • Rhymes: -ʌs


  1. As a result.
    Thus I will be able to fix the car without having to call a mechanic.
  2. In this way or manner.
    If you throw the ball thus, as I’m showing you, you’ll have better luck hitting the target.


as a result
  • Czech: a tak
  • Dutch: aldus
  • Finnish: täten, siten, niin, näin
  • French: ainsi, donc
  • German: also, demnach
  • Greek: έτσι (étsi)
  • Hebrew: כך (kakh)
  • Italian: quindi, perciò, dunque
  • Japanese: それだから, そして
  • Kurdish: ,
  • Latin: ita, sic
  • Lithuanian: taip
  • Portuguese: assim
  • Russian: таким образом
  • Slovenian: tako
  • Spanish: como resultado
  • Swedish: följaktligen, således, sålunda
in this way or manner

Related terms


  1. Alternate spelling of thuris.

Extensive Definition

THUS plc is a telecommunications operator based in Glasgow, Scotland, one of the alternatives to the UK incumbent BT.


THUS began life in 1994 as Scottish Telecom, an offshoot of the privatised energy company Scottish Power. In 1999, it was floated on the London Stock Exchange as THUS, with Scottish Power retaining a majority shareholding.
In 2002, THUS was demerged from Scottish Power in a deal which effectively wiped out the majority of the company's debts, placing the company on a sound financial footing. The demerger also led to the creation of THUS Group plc, a holding company which owns THUS plc. All shares held in THUS plc became shares held in THUS Group plc.
In 1998, THUS acquired Demon Internet.
In 2006, THUS acquired Your Communications and Legend Communications.

Company information

THUS plc and THUS Group plc are both Scottish companies registered at Companies House in Edinburgh. Both companies have their registered office in Glasgow.


THUS is a supplier of telecoms and Internet services to businesses, and, through its Demon brand, supplies some services (most notably Internet services) to home users. Major customers include its former owner Scottish Power and Southern Water (which was also once a Scottish Power subsidiary), as well as Glasgow City Council, GCap Media and BSkyB.
Until recently, THUS also provided call centres for businesses, but sold its call centre operation to Response Handling Ltd in August 2004.
As an alternative telco in the UK, THUS is often involved, either alone or in conjunction with other telcos, in complaints made to the UK regulator Ofcom about alleged monopolistic practices of BT.
thus in Newari: अतः

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accordingly, after this fashion, along these lines, and so, as, as a consequence, as a result, as an example, as an instance, at what price, because of that, because of this, by what mode, by what name, consequently, correspondingly, either, ergo, exempli gratia, for example, for instance, for that, for that cause, for that reason, for this cause, for this reason, for which reason, hence, hereat, how, identically, in kind, in like manner, in such wise, in that way, in this way, in what way, just like that, just so, like, like so, like that, like this, likewise, on that account, on that ground, on this account, precisely, propter hoc, similarly, so, that being so, then, thence, thereat, therefor, therefore, thereupon, this way, this-a-way, thus and so, thus and thus, thusly, thuswise, to illustrate, whence, wherefore, wherefrom
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