Pronunciation: (&thslash;en),[key] —adv. 1. at that time: Prices were lower then. 2. immediately or soon afterward: The rain stopped and then started again. 3. next in order of time: We ate, then we started home. 4. at the same time: At first the water seemed blue, then gray. 5. next in order of place: Standing beside Charlie is my uncle, then my cousin, then my brother. 6. in addition; besides; also: I love my job, and then it pays so well. 7. in that case; as a consequence; in those circumstances: If you're sick, then you should stay in bed. 8. since that is so; as it appears; therefore: You have, then, found the mistake? You are leaving tonight then. 9. but then, but on the other hand: I found their conversation very dull, but then I have different tastes. 10. then and there, at that precise time and place; at once; on the spot: I started to pack my things right then and there.Also,there and then.
—adj. being; being such; existing or being at the time indicated: the then prime minister.
—n. that time: We have not been back since then. Till then, farewell.