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till

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preposition \təl, təl, ˈtil\

Definition of till

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  to

  2. 2 or 'til less commonly til :  until

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

conjunction

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

Variants of till

or

less commonly

til


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till

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transitive verb \ˈtil\

Definition of till

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

tillable

play \ˈti-lə-bəl\ adjective

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 box, drawer, or tray in a receptacle (as a cabinet or chest) used especially for valuablesb :  a money drawer in a store or bank; also :  cash register

  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


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till

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transitive verb \ˈtil\

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

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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