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till


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Till  \Till\,  v.  i. 
  To  cultivate  land.  --Piers  Plowman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Till  \Till\,  n.  [Abbrev.  from  lentil.] 
  A  vetch;  a  tare.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Till  \Till\,  n.  [Properly,  a  drawer,  from  OE  tillen  to  draw. 
  See  {Tiller}  the  lever  of  a  rudder.] 
  A  drawer.  Specifically: 
  a  A  tray  or  drawer  in  a  chest. 
  b  A  money  drawer  in  a  shop  or  store. 
 
  {Till  alarm},  a  device  for  sounding  an  alarm  when  a  money 
  drawer  is  opened  or  tampered  with 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Till  \Till\,  conj. 
  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. 
 
  Note:  This  use  may  be  explained  by  supposing  an  ellipsis  of 
  when  or  the  time  when  the  proper  conjunction  or 
  conjunctive  adverb  begin  when 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Till  \Till\,  n. 
  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.  --Loudon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Till  \Till\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tilled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tilling}.]  [OE.  tilen,  tilien,  AS  tilian,  teolian,  to  aim 
  strive  for  till;  akin  to  OS  tilian  to  get  D.  telen  to 
  propagate,  G.  zielen  to  aim  ziel  an  end  object,  and  perhaps 
  also  to  E.  tide,  time,  from  the  idea  of  something  fixed  or 
  definite.  Cf  {Teal},  {Till},  prep..] 
  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. 
 
  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  [Obs.]  --W.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Till  \Till\,  prep.  [OE.  til,  Icel.  til;  akin  to  Dan.  til,  Sw 
  till,  OFries  til,  also  to  AS  til  good,  excellent,  G.  ziel 
  end  limit,  object,  OHG.  zil,  Goth.  tils,  gatils  fit 
  convenient,  and  E.  till  to  cultivate.  See  {Till},  v.  t.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  till 
  n  1:  unstratified  soil  deposited  by  a  glacier;  consists  of  sand 
  and  clay  and  gravel  and  boulders  mixed  together  [syn:  {boulder 
  clay}] 
  2:  a  treasury  for  government  funds  [syn:  {public  treasury},  {trough}] 
  3:  a  box  for  holding  cash  [syn:  {cashbox},  {money  box}] 
  v  :  work  the  soil 




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