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till

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preposition \təl, təl, ˈtil\

Definition of till

  1. 1 or 'til or less commonly til :  until

  2. 2 chiefly Scotland :  to

Examples of till in a Sentence

  1. We won't finish till next week.

  2. The event doesn't start till tomorrow.

Origin and Etymology of till

Middle English, from Old English til; akin to Old Norse til to, till, Old English til good


First Known Use: before 12th century


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till

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conjunction \təl, təl, ˈtil\
variants: or

or less commonly

til

Definition of till

  1. :  until

Examples of till in a Sentence

  1. They kept playing till it got dark.

  2. He spun around till he was dizzy.

12th Century

First Known Use of till

12th century


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till

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verb \ˈtil\

Definition of till

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops :  cultivate

Examples of till in a Sentence

  1. The farmers are tilling the soil.

  2. farmers tilling the soil from sunup to sunset

Origin and Etymology of till

Middle English tilien, tillen, from Old English tilian; akin to Old English til good, suitable, Old High German zil goal


First Known Use: 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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till

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noun \ˈtil\

Definition of till

  1. 1a :  a money drawer in a store or bank; also :  cash registerb :  a box, drawer, or tray in a receptacle (such as a cabinet or chest) used especially for valuables

  2. 2a :  the money contained in a tillb :  a supply of especially ready money

Origin and Etymology of till

Middle English tille locker, chest


First Known Use: 15th century


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till

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noun \ˈtil\

Definition of till

  1. :  unstratified glacial drift consisting of clay, sand, gravel, and boulders intermingled

Origin and Etymology of till

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1842



TILL Defined for English Language Learners

till

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verb

Definition of till for English Language Learners

  • : to prepare (soil, a piece of land, etc.) for growing crops


TILL Defined for Kids

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till

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preposition or conjunction \ˈtil\

Definition of till for Students

  1. :  until Wait till later. They played till it got dark.


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till

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verb

Definition of till for Students

tilled

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tilling

  1. :  to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops on Farm workers till the fields.


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till

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noun

Definition of till for Students

  1. :  a drawer for money



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