1. In this manner: Lay the pieces out thus. See Usage Note at thusly.
2. To a stated degree or extent; so.
3. Therefore; consequently: Thus it was necessary for me to resign.
4. For example: Few of the nation's largest cities are state capitals; thus neither New York nor Chicago is the seat of its state's government.
[Middle English, from Old English; see to- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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