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Definitions of whence
from what place or origin or source; "whence did he come?"; "whence comes this splendid feast?"; "sketches the lawless society whence the ballads sprang"-DeLancey Ferguson Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
From what place, source or origin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
From what place: from which things: wherefore. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
From which place; from which cause: inter. From what place or cause?. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
For which reason; wherefore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
From what place; from what source; from which premises, principles or facts; how; by what way or means; in general, from which person, cause, place, principle, or circumstance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
From what place; from what or which source or origin; how. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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