Definitions of till

  1. unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together
  2. a strongbox for holding cash
  3. a treasury for government funds
  4. work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation; " till the soil"
  5. A drawer.
  6. A tray or drawer in a chest.
  7. A money drawer in a shop or store.
  8. 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.
  9. A kind of coarse, obdurate land.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To prepare; to get.
  13. To cultivate land.
  14. 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.
  15. A money drawer.
  16. To the time of.
  17. Until; to the time when; as, wait till I return.
  18. To prepare for seed, etc., as land.
  19. To cultivate the soil.
  20. A money box or drawer in a desk or counter.
  21. To the time when: to the degree that.
  22. TILLER.
  23. To cultivate, as land.
  24. To cultivate as soil.
  25. Tillable.
  26. To the time of; up to; until.
  27. Till such time as; until.
  28. To the time or time of. Till now, to the present time. Till then, to that time.
  29. A money- box in a shop; a drawer for cash.
  30. To plough and prepare for seed; to cultivate and dress the creps of.
  31. To the time when; to the degree that, as, I shall wait till you arrive: prep. to the time of; to the time, as till to- morrow.
  32. To prepare land for seed, and to raise and dress crops; to cultivate.
  33. A Scotch term for the stiff unstratified clays of the boulder formation, now beginning to be applied to any thick unstratified alluvia.

Usage examples for till

  1. Keep them there till we come down. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  2. And it was not till I got into bed that I let myself think of my mother. – A Peep Behind the Scenes by Mrs. O. F. Walton
  3. Till then leave me alone. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  4. I've come away here, and must just wait till I die. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  5. An' it's all as you said, only I couldn't feel quite sure till he come. – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  6. I never saw her again till she was dead. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  7. We won't get out of this till night, will we? – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  8. Don't speak till you feel better. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  9. But never mind; I'll wait till to- morrow . – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  10. If I can't git a boy, I'll come back and stay till you git one. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  11. An' mind, don't leave the place till I come for you. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. I think I'll wait till they play Porceaugnac. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  13. She went into the house and asked, could she stay there till morning. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  14. Na, Cosmo, I'm b'un' to du something wi' what I hae, an' no bide till I get mair. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  15. Why didn't he wait till I'm dead? – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  16. Wait till I can speak. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  17. " We were so happy, miss, till then! – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  18. I have done well by the land, and will yet, and give you what is just and right for the use of it till your brother comes. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  19. You must just wait till she comes back. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  20. Fri'nd, I'd loike to live till next pay- day. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey