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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.
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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
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