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until

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preposition un·til \ən-ˈtil, -ˈtel; ˈən-ˌtil, -ˌtel, -təl\

Definition of until

  1. 1 chiefly Scotland :  to

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

  3. 3 :  before 2 not available until tomorrow we don't open until ten

Origin and Etymology of until

Middle English, from un- (probably from Old Norse *und up to; akin to Old Norse unz up to, until, Old High German unt, Old English ende end) + til, till till


First Known Use: 13th century


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until

conjunction un·til

Definition of until

  1. :  up to the time that :  up to such time as play continued until it got dark never able to relax until he took up fishing ran until she was breathless

Examples of until in a sentence

  1. We played until it got dark.

  2. Keep going until I tell you to stop.

  3. I ran until I was breathless.

  4. Stay here until the danger has passed.

  5. Stir the dough until it forms a ball.

14th Century

First Known Use of until

14th century


UNTIL Defined for English Language Learners

1

until

play
preposition un·til \ən-ˈtil, -ˈtel; ˈən-ˌtil, -ˌtel, -təl\

Definition of until for English Language Learners

  • : up to (a particular time)

  • —used to indicate the time when something will happen, become true, etc.


2

until

conjunction un·til

Definition of until for English Language Learners

  • : up to the time or point that


UNTIL Defined for Kids

1

until

play
preposition un·til \ən-ˈtil\

Definition of until for Students

  1. :  up to the time of I worked until noon.


2

until

play
conjunction un·til

Definition of until for Students

  1. :  up to the time that Wait until I call.



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