Till

Definition of Till

n.1.A vetch; a tare.
1.A drawer.
Till alarm
a device for sounding an alarm when a money drawer is opened or tampered with.
1.(Geol.) A deposit of clay, sand, and gravel, without lamination, formed in a glacier valley by means of the waters derived from the melting glaciers; - sometimes applied to alluvium of an upper river terrace, when not laminated, and appearing as if formed in the same manner.
2.A kind of coarse, obdurate land.
prep.1.To; unto; up to; as far as; until; - now used only in respect to time, but formerly, also, of place, degree, etc., and still so used in Scotland and in parts of England and Ireland; as, I worked till four o'clock; I will wait till next week.
He . . . came till an house.
- Chaucer.
Women, up till this
Cramped under worse than South-sea-isle taboo.
- Tennyson.
Similar sentiments will recur to every one familiar with his writings - all through them till the very end.
- Prof. Wilson.
Till now
to the present time.
Till then
to that time.
conj.1.As far as; up to the place or degree that; especially, up to the time that; that is, to the time specified in the sentence or clause following; until.
And said unto them, Occupy till I come.
- Luke xix. 13.
Mediate so long till you make some act of prayer to God.
- Jer. Taylor.
There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To plow and prepare for seed, and to sow, dress, raise crops from, etc., to cultivate; as, to till the earth, a field, a farm.
[imp. & p. p. Tilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tilling.]
No field nolde [would not] tilye.
- P. Plowman.
the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
- Gen. iii. 23.
2.To prepare; to get.
v. i.1.To cultivate land.

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