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until


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Until  \Un*til"\,  conj. 
  As  far  as  to  the  place  or  degree  that  especially,  up  to  the 
  time  that  till.  See  {Till},  conj. 
 
  In  open  prospect  nothing  bounds  our  eye,  Until  the 
  earth  seems  joined  unto  the  sky.  --Dryden. 
 
  But  the  rest  of  the  dead  lives  not  again  until  the 
  thousand  years  were  finished.  --Rev.  xx  5. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Until  \Un*til"\,  prep.  [OE.  until,  ontil;  un-  (as  in  unto)  +  til 
  till;  cf  Dan.  indtil,  Sw  intill.  See  {Unto},  and  {Till}, 
  prep.] 
  1.  To  unto;  towards;  --  used  of  material  objects.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Taverners  until  them  told  the  same  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  He  roused  himself  full  blithe,  and  hastened  them 
  until.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  up  to  till;  before  --  used  of  time;  as  he  staid 
  until  evening;  he  will  not  come  back  until  the  end  of  the 
  month. 
 
  He  and  his  sons  were  priests  to  the  tribe  of  Dan 
  until  the  day  of  the  captivity.  --Judg.  xviii. 
  30. 
 
  Note:  In  contracts  and  like  documents  until  is  construed  as 
  exclusive  of  the  date  mentioned  unless  it  was  the 
  manifest  intent  of  the  parties  to  include  it