till/until all hours

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of till/until all hours

: very late
  • They were up till/until all hours.

Word by Word Definitions

till play
  1. : until

  2. : to

  1. : until

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

  1. : a money drawer in a store or bank

  2. : a box, drawer, or tray in a receptacle (such as a cabinet or chest) used especially for valuables

  3. : the money contained in a till

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

until play
  1. : to

  2. used as a function word to indicate continuance (as of an action or condition) to a specified time

  3. : before

  1. : up to the time that : up to such time as

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

hour play hours
  1. : a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

  2. : the 24th part of a day : 60 minutes

  3. : the time of day reckoned in two 12-hour periods


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