wait until/till

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wait until/till

used to emphasize that a future event is going to be very surprising, important, troublesome, etc.
  • Wait till you see their new house. It's just beautiful!
  • You think you're in trouble now? Just wait until your father finds out what you did, young lady!

Word by Word Definitions

wait play
  1. : to stay in place in expectation of : await

  2. : to delay serving (a meal)

  3. : to serve as waiter for

  1. : a hidden or concealed position

  2. : a state or attitude of watchfulness and expectancy

  3. : one of a band of public musicians in England employed to play for processions or public entertainments

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

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


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